Tag Archives: Westerdam

Kodiak Cruise Ship Port

Kodiak is one of Alaska’s lesser visited cruise ports with just a few mostly smaller cruise ships visiting each summer. Because of this the port currently remains as it was before cruise ships came to town rather than having the … Continue reading

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Double Glacier Visit to Glacier Bay

In a span of just a few hundred years Glacier Bay went from a fertile valley where native Tlingit people lived in the 1600’s with the Grand Pacific Glacier on high mountain ridges above the valley to completely buried in … Continue reading

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Westerdam Ocean View Cabins

Like any cabin category, ocean view cabins can vary from ship to ship and even among cabins on the same ship. Holland America Westerdam is no exception having lower level ocean view cabins on deck 1, obstructed ocean view cabins … Continue reading

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Holland America Westerdam

Somehow when sailing with Holland America we always end up on one of the same 3 ships – either the Oosterdam, Westerdam, or Veendam, even though none of the cruises have been repeats of a previous cruise and the starting … Continue reading

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A Quick Stop in Victoria

Port Stop in Victoria From Ketchikan to Victoria, the Westerdam raced against a Princess boat that left about the same time.   Apparently whoever arrives first gets through customs first and the other ship has to wait. I’m not sure … 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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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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Accomodations on Holland America Westerdam

The Holland America Westerdam has a variety of rooms available to suit the budgetary needs of all their passengers. Those who prefer to spend as little as possible on their room can book an inside room. The inside rooms on … Continue reading

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