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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!

Were You on This 1992 Noordam Cruise?

Were You on This 1992 Noordam Cruise?

We received a very interesting story from some longtime HAL guests and we would all like to find out more! If you were on the 1992 Holland America Line 21-day repositioning cruise on Noordam, from New York to Vancouver BC, through the Panama Canal, do you remember this? On the night we were leaving the…   read more of “Were You on This…”

Postcards from a New Zealand Discovery Cruise

Postcards from a New Zealand Discovery Cruise

On a recent 14-day New Zealand Discovery cruise in November/December 2011 on the Zaandam, we went on a catamaran cruise excursion in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Whilst returning from the “Hole in the Rock” we were followed by a small pod of dolphins who had great fun diving though the wake of the catamaran….   read more of “Postcards from a…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Sails Away from Fort Lauderdale

Nieuw Amsterdam Sails Away from Fort Lauderdale

I just got back from a cruise and snapped this picture of the Nieuw Amsterdam leaving Fort Lauderdale. Thought you might like it! — HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey