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Cruising with Mom to Celebrate Special Birthdays

Cruising with Mom to Celebrate Special Birthdays

Thanks to HAL Facebook fan Lynn Neddo for sending us some great pictures with her mother during their Caribbean cruise. Mom (June Neddo) and I went cruising together in December 2009. Ten days in the Caribbean! We celebrated both our birthdays (Dec./Jan.) and had an absolute blast! So glad we got to spend that time…   read more of “Cruising with Mom…”

Rudi’s Mother’s Day Recipes: Berry Salad with Greens, Radicchio and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rudi’s Mother’s Day Recipes: Berry Salad with Greens, Radicchio and Balsamic Vinaigrette

These dishes for Mother’s Day are designed around the idea of total beauty. Naturally, I think all dishes should be as pleasing to the eye as to the palate, but I selected recipes and presentations that are particularly lovely to behold, because the special women in our lives invariably notice and appreciate the little beautiful…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll starting from the beginning so you don’t miss anything, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We hope you had a wonderful Happy Easter,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

A few of Zaandam’s officers and staff members celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in true form by enjoying green beer and wine, green clothing and of course decorations! A good time was had by all!

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is his final post … Enjoy! February 15, 2013: It has been about a month since…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Valentine’s Day on Zaandam

Cruise Diary: Valentine’s Day on Zaandam

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy!