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Cruise Diary: Istanbul, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Istanbul, Turkey

Guests 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! Istanbul is a wonderful city to visit! We have been here several times in the past, including staying here for a few nights prior to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Kusadasi, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Kusadasi, Turkey

Guests 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! We have been to Kusadasi many times before and we really like it there. It is a big tourist destination, with one of the main…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruising with Mom and Remembering Dad

Cruising with Mom and Remembering Dad

Thanks to Sharri Scott for sending in this beautiful picture with her mother aboard Veendam. I have cruised with HAL 3 times with my mom, but the very first was in September 2004. It was 8 months after my Dad passed away. He and my mom had loved cruising with HAL and had been on…   read more of “Cruising with Mom…”

Cruise Diary: Marmaris, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Marmaris, Turkey

Guests 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! Marmaris, Turkey, was a first-time stop for us. We really do like the Turkish coastal towns, so we figured we would like this one, too….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Videos: Watch out Fred and Ginger!

Videos: Watch out Fred and Ginger!

Mariners Dwight and Connie Cenac recently performed in the Dancing With the Stars at Sea competition on Maasdam. It looks like they both had a great time with their partners!

Alaska Cruising with Mom and Dad

Alaska Cruising with Mom and Dad

Thanks to Facebook fan and Mariner Linda Bair for sending us this nice photo from her cruise with her parents to Alaska. What is the perfect HAL cruise for a little “older” mom (and dad) like mine? ALASKA! We arranged for my parents to have a suite with a large balcony and then everyone in…   read more of “Alaska Cruising…”

Family Fun with HAL

Family Fun with HAL

We have been on several cruises as a family. After taking the grandkids on 2 cruises we took them to Disney World. On the flight home they said they liked Disney a lot but would rather do another cruise. They were and 5 and 6 at the time and are now 13 and 14 and…   read more of “Family Fun with…”