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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.

A Creative Tile Table

A Creative Tile Table

Thanks to Holland America Line Personal Cruise Consultant Valerie Vanyo for sharing with us a note from one of her travel agents. Our guests certainly get creative with their Delft tiles! This is the way we have used the HAL tiles. My husband and son assembled this table, and we get SO many comments on…   read more of “A Creative Tile…”

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Because we had to skip Horta in the Azores, the captain got permission for us to go to Bermuda the afternoon ahead of our schedule…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Horta is the chief town and seaport of the island of Faial, also known as Fayal, Portugal, one of the Azores, in the Atlantic Ocean. It was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his…   read more of “Remembering an…”