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Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Mariner Magazine is in Chile! And we’re having an incredible time! Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than…   read more of “Valparaíso, Chile:…”

Photos from ’10 Quintessential Alaska & The Yukon Experiences’: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Photos from ’10 Quintessential Alaska & The Yukon Experiences’: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

The upcoming issue of Mariner Magazine is featuring an article entitled “10 Quintessential Alaska & The Yukon Experiences” that gives insight into the must-do activities in Alaska. Here are some of the photos that illustrate the 10 experiences. If you want to see more photos from this article, visit us on Facebook. And if you…   read more of “Photos from…”

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

By Jordan Burchette, a Los Angeles-based writer and presenter who has done work for CNN.com and Popular Science. Photos courtesy of guest Sharon Johnson. With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around…   read more of “On Location’s…”

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Ah, the fabulous beaches of Half Moon Cay. Don’t you wish you were there? Guests Jos and Monique Bruijstens enjoyed spending their winter holiday with us, and they sent in these great shots in honor of “Beach Week!” Enjoy! Last December we had a wonderful cruise on board ms Westerdam in the Caribbean. For us…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates Mariner Appreciation Day

Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates Mariner Appreciation Day

During a cruise in July, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrated Mariner Appreciation Days with decorations and festivities. Five-Star Mariners Mr. Peter Mousseau and Colleen Walker were honored. In Room Dining Steward I Made Dana Wirawan used his special artistic talent and created a drawing of them which was presented to them in a special ceremony. Cruise…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Packing in Purple for Next HAL Cruise

Packing in Purple for Next HAL Cruise

Nancy Goforth is a cruise enthusiast — on her next trip with Holland America she will become a 5 star mariner! Congrats, Nancy, and thanks for sharing. I’m getting ready for my cruise the end of September with new luggage. My husband noticed the colors of my huge hydrangea bush and suitcases and suggested a…   read more of “Packing in Purple…”

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing

Thanks to 2-star Mariner Robert New for sending in these photo. Last July-August, I and wife Dolores were passengers aboard HAL MV Amsterdam to Alaska. It seemed the whole town of Kodiak was into FISHING, FISHING, FISHING. I took this photo near the ship. Along the road near the ship were several fish processing plants….   read more of “Fishing, Fishing,…”

Snapshots of Alaska

Snapshots of Alaska

Thanks to 3-Star Mariners Trygve and Joanna Anderson for sending us a couple of great pictures photos taken in Glacier Bay and Sitka, Alaska while on their cruise with HAL.