Category Archives: Westerdam

Sitka Raptor Center

The Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka rescues and treats injured birds of prey. Continue reading

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Fortress Of The Bear

Fortress of the Bear in Sitka, Alaska raises orphan bear cubs. The cubs have large enclosures with natural features. Lively happy bears entertain visitors with their antics. Continue reading

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Best Blogs of 2013

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful 2013 and that 2014 has even better things in store for everyone. Reflecting back on the past year, I’m picking my favorite post from each month to highlight in this blog. … Continue reading

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Cruising Glacier Bay

The Holland America Westerdam spent one day of our Alaskan cruise cruising around Glacier Bay. The daily schedule included what time the ship would pass each glacier. Up in the Crows Nest they had a ranger giving a talk about … Continue reading

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Holland America’s Greenhouse Spa

Westerdam Greenhouse Spa A Piece of Paradise at Sea Often on boarding day regardless of which cruiseline or ship you sail with, the spa has open tours for anyone wishing to see inside.  I almost always take the tour, but … Continue reading

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Holland America’s Pinnacle Grill

Dinner service at Holland America’s Pinnacle Grill on the Westerdam included unexpected extra treats in addition to the delicious food we ordered. Continue reading

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Cruising Gluten Free

Do Cruise Ships Accommodate Gluten Free Diets? With two sisters on gluten free diets, cooking gluten free has become somewhat of a hobby for me so I have things I can serve them when the need arises.  One of my … Continue reading

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Full Speed Ahead on Mount Roberts Tram

Mount Roberts Tram Much like the time I came to Juneau on the Norwegian Sun, on our trip on the Westerdam we returned to town from a shore excursion with just enough time left to ride up the Mount Roberts … Continue reading

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Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

After visiting Glacier Gardens on a shore excursion from the Holland America Westerdam, our tour group piled back onto the busses and headed out to Mendenhall Glacier.  I really wanted to see Mendenhall since I had not made it out … Continue reading

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Visiting Glacier Gardens in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has quite an array of things to do.  With Mendenhall Glacier as the tourist’s top choice, and Mount Roberts tram conveniently located at the cruise ship dock in the center of the tourist shopping area, multitudes of people visit … Continue reading

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