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Congrats to Canine Mariner Travis!

Congrats to Canine Mariner Travis!

Captain Arjen Van der Loo and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg, both big dog lovers, were delighted to present Travis, Mrs. Young’s trusted service dog, with his own 100-day Mariner medal aboard Oosterdam. Travis is a rescue from the Dallas dog shelter and after training has been assisting Mrs. Young with her balance issues. Travis did…   read more of “Congrats to Canine…”

Formal Night On Board Rotterdam

Formal Night On Board Rotterdam

Thanks to guest Henk van der Linden for sending in this great photo from his recent August cruise on Rotterdam.

Prinsendam Postcard from Cornwall, England

Prinsendam Postcard from Cornwall, England

Here is a view of the village of Fowey in Cornwall, England, from the deck of the Prinsendam on July 7, 2012 during the ship’s Bordeaux Explorer cruise. It’s a fabulous close-in river mooring! Joyce and Doug Hartman Montrose, Colo. HAL Mariners

Zuiderdam’s Towel ‘Party’ Animals

Zuiderdam’s Towel ‘Party’ Animals

In March 2012, we had the pleasure of taking a Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise aboard Zuiderdam. Each night we returned to our cabin to find our towel animals sipping shooters. We even think we heard the monkey say, “Beam me up, Scotty!” as we entered our cabin. We suspect that our towel animals were not…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

Mariner Postcards from the Caribbean

Mariner Postcards from the Caribbean

Special thanks to HAL Mariner Nicholas Sabalos for sharing these photos from cruises to Bermuda aboard Veendam and at Grand Cayman while aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.

Savory Dishes Aboard Eurodam

Savory Dishes Aboard Eurodam

Big thanks to HAL Mariner Mike for sending us these scrumptious photos of his fine dining at the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto restaurant. My wife and I are just got off Eurodam where we enjoyed 10 wonderful days cruising the Baltic. The itineraries are always fun but just as exciting to me is the HAL…   read more of “Savory Dishes…”

Rotterdam Hosts Mariner Society Awards Ceremony

Rotterdam Hosts Mariner Society Awards Ceremony

The July 7th, 14-day sailing of the m.s. Rotterdam through the Norwegian Fjords and North Cape was one of Holland America Line’s featured Mariner Society cruises. During the cruise, as on all HAL sailings, one day is dedicated to our returning guests. A Mariner Medallion Award Ceremony took place on July 12th where Captain Robert…   read more of “Rotterdam Hosts…”