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Young Mariner is a Big Alaska Fan

Young Mariner is a Big Alaska Fan

Special thanks to HAL Mariners Elsa and Patricia for this post. As one of HAL’s youngest Mariners, Patricia shows her love for HAL even in school! Mom Elsa shared with us her daughter’s cute drawing. Thanks again! I wanted to share with you this picture my daughter Patricia did in school. She is in 1st…   read more of “Young Mariner is a…”

Three Times with HAL in 2012

Three Times with HAL in 2012

Mariners Nancy and Doug Crosbie cruised with HAL three times this year, each time on a different ship. They were kind enough to share a photo from each voyage. Thanks Nancy and Doug!

A Fun Way to Honor HAL

A Fun Way to Honor HAL

Mariner Robert Frary came up with a creative and stylish way to display his mariner tiles in his home. He sent in a picture of his newly decorated table. Thanks Robert!

Oosterdam Arrives at Hobart, Tasmania

Oosterdam Arrives at Hobart, Tasmania

Thanks to Mariner Peter Tracey for sending in this post and great photos from the ship’s call Oct. 26. Here are some great photos of Oosterdam’s first arrival into the Derwent Estuary and the port of Hobart.

Westerdam Awards 187 Bronze Medallions to HAL Mariners

Westerdam Awards 187 Bronze Medallions to HAL Mariners

During Westerdam’s 35-day Hawaii & Tahiti cruise, Captain PJ Van Maurik, myself and Cruise Director Jason Venner had the pleasure of presenting our Mariners on board with an unprecedented 187 bronze medallions in the Vista Show Lounge. Enjoy this group photo from the event on October 31! Ron Bontenbal, Hotel Director ms Westerdam

Video: Ryndam’s Poolside Barbecue

Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg recently sailed on back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises aboard Ryndam. They chronicled their experience for us on the blog and shared this video with us. Enjoy! This video was filmed during a barbecue around the pool on Ryndam’s Lido deck. The HALCats were playing music and guests enjoyed good food in a…   read more of “Video:…”

A Beautiful Day at Peggy’s Cove

A Beautiful Day at Peggy’s Cove

Thanks to HAL guests and 3-Star Mariners, Robert and Linda Yeoman, for sending in this great photo and post. Every stop on this cruise was beautiful but none more so than Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Here is a lovely picture of my wife enjoying the sights. — Robert and Linda Yeoman, 3-Star Mariners

First-Time Cruiser Sails on Rotterdam

First-Time Cruiser Sails on Rotterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Chantal de Wit for sending in these great photos and post from her cruise on Rotterdam. Here are some great pictures taken while I was aboard Rotterdam on a Norway cruise in August with my aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Hazenberg, who are both Mariners. It was my first cruise…   read more of “First-Time Cruiser…”