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Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After another day at sea, we docked at Raiatea, Society Island — a French speaking port of French Polynesia that uses francs for currency. We skipped exercise in order to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

An Anniversary to Remember

An Anniversary to Remember

This was taken on our Holland America Alaska cruise for our 45th wedding anniversary. — Karl and Karen Schorno

Postcards from a Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Postcards from a Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Special thanks to HAL guest and regular blog contributor Hans Janssen for these photos from his recent cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Here are some pictures of our transatlantic cruise with the Nieuw Amsterdam 04-30-2013 up to 05-15-2013 from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona.

A Poem from Germany

A Poem from Germany

Thanks to Niño L. Lagare, Eurodam‘s second electrician, for sending in this great photo from Warnemunde, Germany. From photography to poetry, Niño is a man of many talents! A Poem from Germany By Niño L. Lagare Lay down in the sand Ice cold beer in the hand A Tower at the back As I watch…   read more of “A Poem from…”

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”