Tag Archives: Westerdam

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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Westerdam Private Tour

Many parts of the ship, while essential to the day-to-day function, remain unseen by most cruise ship passengers.  Being media does sometimes have advantages.  The wonderful staff on the ship arranged for us a private tour of the out of … Continue reading

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Westerdam Dessert Buffet

Mmmmm, what to eat first? Cake, cookies, pie, cream puff swan? More desserts than any one person could ever taste at the Holland America Westerdam dessert buffet. Continue reading

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Half Moon Cay Horse Ride

Very heartfelt and honest review of the horseback by land and sea shore excursion on Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Video of horse swimming from above and below the surface of the water. Ocean riding at Nehalem Bay, Oregon. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico

Walking through old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Visits to the old castle/forts of San Cristobal and San Felipe del Morro. Blue brick roads and iguanas. Continue reading

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