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Cruise Diary: Darwin, Australia

Cruise Diary: Darwin, Australia

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their port call at Darwin, Australia. When we arrived in Darwin we knew it was going to be hot so I thought we should take a long tour….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Day 2 at Cairns, Australia

Cruise Diary: Day 2 at Cairns, Australia

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their second day at port in Cairns, Australia. On our second day in Cairns, Al and I took a tour called “The Kuranda Experience” to Kuranda, a funky…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Day 2…”

Cruisin’ with Zuiderdam

Cruisin’ with Zuiderdam

Thanks to HAL Mariner Karsten for sending in these photos of his last HAL cruise. We look forward to having you on board again in January! Some photos from our recent trip this January with Zuiderdam. We are close to embarking Rotterdam on a 37-day Asia cruise. We found out that a 10-day cruise is…   read more of “Cruisin’ with…”

Cruise Diary: Day 1 at Cairns, Australia

Cruise Diary: Day 1 at Cairns, Australia

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their visit to Cairns, Australia. Cairns is pronounced like “Kaenz”. Al and I decided to have a leisurely morning on the Volendam taking photos from the ship today…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Day 1…”

Rotterdam’s Colorful Sailaway from the Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s Colorful Sailaway from the Port of Rotterdam

Special thanks to HAL guest and regular blog contributor Hans Janssen for these photos from his Rotterdam cruise. Here are some pictures taken during our wonderful cruise aboard ms Rotterdam as it sailed to the Caribbean. They were taken during the departure from the Port of Rotterdam. – Hans Janssen

Cruise Diary: Hamilton Island

Cruise Diary: Hamilton Island

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their visit to Hamilton Island. On October 25 we visited Hamilton Island. Al and I spent five days on Hamilton 26 years ago when we went snorkeling on…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Brisbane, Australia

Cruise Diary: Brisbane, Australia

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their visit to Brisbane, Australia.

Vibrant Half Moon Cay

Vibrant Half Moon Cay

Special thanks to HAL guest and Mariner Louis Beaudry for sending in this gorgeous photo of Noordam docked in Half Moon Cay.