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Addicted to Holland America Line

Addicted to Holland America Line

ADDICTION! Yes, we are prone to be as we “shop” for itineraries and ships — contemplating our return for our 28th sailing aboard HAL. This photo was taken in Quebec City in 2009. Because we have sailed Canada/New England several times does not prohibit our desire to sail again: September 10, 2011. We are excited…   read more of “Addicted to Holland…”

Video: Hoboken Pier – Then and Now

Rotterdam just completed its historic trans-Atlantic crossing and arrived at Pier 90 today in New York City. Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this great video of pictures from his time working as a HAL steward and making the same crossing 52 years ago, then docking at Hoboken, New Jersey, at the 5th Street Pier….   read more of “Video: Hoboken Pier…”

Video: A Ryndam Cruise in Europe

Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this fabulous video of his most recent cruise aboard Ryndam that departed Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2. Sit back and get ready to watch an in-depth look at his experience. Thanks, Fred!

Video: Volendam’s 17-Day Asia-Pacific Voyage

Special thanks to Noel Bell, a HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, for sharing this video of Volendam’s 17-day Japan to Canada crossing via South Korea, Russia and Alaska during the month of May. Thanks, Noel!

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:…”