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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.

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. A week later southbound…what a gift. By choosing a Collectors’ Voyage, combining two itineraries, HAL provides some nice amenities and a special party invitation. Even better, you get to know…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Thirteen Cruises and Counting

Thirteen Cruises and Counting

Thanks to Mariner William Cowart for sending int his sweet photo taken aboard one of his many voyages! This is among my wonderful memories of our cruise to Antarctica. We have had 13 cruises with Holland America from Norway to Hawaii twice and Alaska twice.

Video: Passage to the Far East, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen’s video that shows all of the highlights from his “A Passage to the Far East” voyage on Rotterdam.