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Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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! Al and I took the tour “Colonial San Sebastian” while in Puerto Vallarta. Our tour was to meet on the pier…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Photo Diary: Indonesia

Photo Diary: Indonesia

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. We had a nice welcome at Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Indonesia.

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!

The ABC’s of Rio’s Culinary Scene

The ABC’s of Rio’s Culinary Scene

Maasdam was at the exciting port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for three days this week. Guests got to experience some of the city’s Carnaval flavor. Read about the “ABC’s” of Rio’s culinary scene from an article that appeared in Mariner Magazine. Rio de Janeiro By Scott Mitchem, published in Holland America Line’s award-winning Mariner…   read more of “The ABC’s of…”

Oosterdam Docks at Sydney Harbour

Oosterdam Docks at Sydney Harbour

Thanks to Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo of Oosterdam in Sydney Harbour last month. Thanks, Eddie!

Cruise Diary: Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner

Cruise Diary: Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn is on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and she’ll be sending in posts during her voyage. Favorite Excursion: Aqua Trax Adventure – Half Moon Cay How great is this? Castaway on HAL’s private island with nothing but the burden of deciding – swimming on horseback…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”