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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…”

Statendam Dockside at Huatulco, Mexico

Statendam Dockside at Huatulco, Mexico

Here is a photo of the ms Statendam tied up to the dock at Huatulco, Mexico, on April 18, 2012. I took this photo during the 14-day Winter/Spring Panama Canal cruise my wife and I took the last two weeks of April. As usual, we had the most extraordinary, lovely trip. Thanks to all of…   read more of “Statendam Dockside…”

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. Enjoy! Wine, Models and Mystery. The 6th in the wine tasting series of the “Glory Seven” was today. Right after there was a fashion demo where I took pictures as Christel, our guest services manager,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Wine,…”

Cruise Diary: Giving to Caring Passengers

Cruise Diary: Giving to Caring Passengers

We just got word about this fabulous online cruise diary from HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott who recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. We thought they were just too cool to pass up. Enjoy! Once before during this cruise, I posted about the knitters on board….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Mariner Appreciation Week Aboard Prinsendam

Mariner Appreciation Week Aboard Prinsendam

Special thanks to Gerald Bernhoft, HAL’s Director of the Mariner Society, for submitting this post. HAL’s “Elegant Explorer” the ms Prinsendam is on her second 2012 Grand Voyage. During this adventure through the Mediterranean and Black Sea, one week was elevated even further as I hosted Mariner Appreciation week. Starting off in famed Istanbul, our…   read more of “Mariner…”

Postcards from Maasdam

Postcards from Maasdam

Special thanks to HAL guest Scott Lara for sharing these photos from his recent cruise aboard Maasdam. Thanks, Scott!