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iPhone iBlog: Crossing to Alaska

iPhone iBlog: Crossing to Alaska

Holland America Line guests and blog fans Noel and Pat Bell are on Volendam’s crossing from Japan to Alaska, and they took time out of their voyage to send in some more photos. Thanks! After some rough seas — but the ship handled it beautifully — on the Bering Sea between Petropavlosk and Kodiak ……   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte exchanged vows on board Oosterdam March 7. Nancy will continue to update us on their wedding at sea and festivities throughout their voyage. Evenings at sea end with a view of the setting sun that rivals a Henri Matisse painting. Chuck and I enjoyed the daily show of color from…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte exchanged vows on board the Oosterdam March 7. Nancy will continue to update us on their wedding at sea and festivities throughout their voyage. Even on a ship, emergencies happen. Chuck lost a temporary tooth cap Tuesday morning, so we were off to the Oosterdam medical center to see Dr….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte exchanged vows on board Oosterdam March 7. Nancy will continue to update us on their wedding at sea and festivities throughout their voyage. Chuck and I tied the knot March 7 at 5:24 p.m., while at sea, coordinates 22, 32.6 degrees north; 10, 25.9 degrees west, in the Crow’s Nest…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

The first formal night on board the Statendam took us to our favorite dining spot at sea, the Pinnacle Grill. Here we enjoyed excellent service with great food and wine. We also attended a fun cooking demonstration. The Pinnacle Grill’s staff, led by their manager Sal, made that evening an unforgettable one for Yvon and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Video: Volendam from Australia to Hong Kong

Hi Roland & team. Many thanks for your great blog site. We are just back from a most exciting 30-day cruise aboard the Volendam traveling from Sydney to Whitsunday/Hamilton Islands in the Great Barrier Reef-Cairns-Ribbon Reef-Cape York Peninsula-Darwin-Komodo Island-Bali-Semarang-Singapore-Kememang-Bangkok-Saigon-Kota Kinabalu-Peurto Princesa-Manila-Hong Kong. Great crew as to be expected & wonderful job by Michelle the cruise…   read more of “Video: Volendam…”