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Another 2012 Mariner Society Cruise

Another 2012 Mariner Society Cruise

Thanks to Holland America Line’s Gerald Bernhoft, director mariner society, for sending in this post. The July 7, 2012, Mariner Society Cruise aboard Rotterdam was both historical and emotional as the mooring lines were lifted and she sailed past our company’s old headquarters followed by passing the s.s. Rotterdam V. Both ships saluted one another…   read more of “Another 2012…”

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Thanks to Holland America Line’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for sending in this fun family photo. Four-Star Mariner Mr. Marcus Vogel brought his entire family of 14 to celebrate a milestone birthday. A private dinner in the King’s Room helped celebrate Mr. Vogel’s 70th birthday. A special dinner menu was created by Executive Chef…   read more of “Celebrating a…”

From New York to Bermuda

From New York to Bermuda

Thanks to HAL guests Hal & Carolyn Hoffman for sending in these great photos of their cruise to Bermuda on the Veendam. This was our second and unfortunately last HAL trip to Bermuda since the Bermuda trips will be coming to an end this August. What a shame! The trip down the Hudson River out…   read more of “From New York to…”

Mariner Celebrates 93rd Birthday

Mariner Celebrates 93rd Birthday

Mariner Julia Furston celebrated her 93rd birthday on board Westerdam this past month. Here is a picture of Julia with some of the Westerdam staff during the celebration. Tim Krabill is Westerdam’s human resources manager.

World of Cruising Part 2: Native Tribes of Thailand

World of Cruising Part 2: Native Tribes of Thailand

Here’s the second batch of photos from HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott, who sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage earlier this year. He took tons of great photos while in Thailand, including these capturing members of local tribes in their native villages. Read more about his Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam, HERE. Several hill tribes…   read more of “World of Cruising…”

World of Cruising Part 1: Elephants in Thailand

World of Cruising Part 1: Elephants in Thailand

Earlier this year HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He took tons of great photos while in Thailand, including these capturing native elephants at a local Thailand elephant village. Read more about his Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam, HERE. Hard to believe, but true. Jeff Farschman and I saw all…   read more of “World of Cruising…”

Prinsendam Postcards from the Mediterranean

Prinsendam Postcards from the Mediterranean

Thanks to HAL guest and mariner Robert for these great pics of Prinsendam around different ports of call in the Meditteranean and Black Sea. The m.s. Prinsendam is one of my favorite ships among the fleet in terms of size, taste, style and design. Dam great ride, also! – Robert, San Francisco

Yes, we Actually Rode a Camel!

Yes, we Actually Rode a Camel!

James and I are four star Mariners and have enjoyed all of our cruises to many places in the world. We would like to share one of our favorite photos. This one, as you can see, was taken as we were riding camels at the pyramids in Egypt (in 2010). Our family back home could…   read more of “Yes, we Actually…”