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Snapshots from Oosterdam in Hawaii

Snapshots from Oosterdam in Hawaii

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Lynn Hardey for sharing these photos from her Hawaii cruise aboard Oosterdam. Here’s a picture of the reception we got this morning on the Oosterdam. I am building a ship so you will get a picture of that when it is finished. – Lynn Hardey

Postcards from Two HAL Cruises

Postcards from Two HAL Cruises

Here are photos from our Nieuw Amsterdam cruise throughout the Mediterranean and also two photos from our Statendam cruise that transited the Panama Canal. – Shirley Walker and Edward Cleary, HAL Mariners

Video: A Final Farewell from Ryndam

Here is my tribute to the wonderful crew members of Ryndam. Enjoy the video! Cornelis “Cees” Kloppenburg and his wife Yvon recently sailed on board Ryndam throughout the Mediterranean and blogged about their experience in a series of posts.

Video: Nieuw Amsterdam in the Mediterranean

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. I recently returned from a nice Mediterranean cruise on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Enjoy the video! – Fred Claessen

Getting Creative With HAL Swag

Getting Creative With HAL Swag

Through the years my wife, Mrs. Adriana A. Buitendijk, and I enjoyed quite a few cruises with Holland America Line. In her case since 1956, having therefore earned four-star status some time ago. During this time we have saved up quite a few HAL handbags. Dutch people are known to be thrifty. My wife therefore…   read more of “Getting Creative…”

iPad iPhoto: Nieuw Amsterdam in Greece

iPad iPhoto: Nieuw Amsterdam in Greece

Blog fan and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen sent in this fun picture taken from his iPad while sailing through Santorini, Greece, on Nieuw Amsterdam. Thanks, Fred!

Cruise Diary: Villefranche and a Final Farewell

Cruise Diary: Villefranche and a Final Farewell

A storm in Marseille, France, made it impossible to enter the port so Captain Mark Rowden had a fantastic alternative for guests on board Ryndam. The captain decided to call at Villefranche, France, only a short distance from Monaco. In the early morning, tenders were lowered to bring us ashore for an excursion to Monaco….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

Thanks to HAL guest Carlette for sending in these pictures taken at Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park. We first did an Alaska cruise tour in 2005, then a 14-day round trip from Vancouver in 2009. These photos were taken on a tour around Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska during our second cruise. — Carlette