Category Archives: Holiday

Happy Easter

Whether you’re on a ship or dry land, celebrate bunnies with eggs or something greater, I wish you all a joyous Easter Sunday! DBA Advertisements

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Happy Groundhog Day!

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Happy 2010!

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Merry Christmas to all!

I wish you all the best, and extend my gratitude for your dedication to the blog. I hope that no matter how you spend your Christmas, you are able to do so with those that are most important to you, … Continue reading

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Views of Christmases Past on HAL

Eurodam Volendam Maasdam

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The Story Behind Sinterklaas

It’s Saint Nicholas’ Eve. So here’s the back story on the legend as it is known in The Netherlands. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus#Dutch_folklore In The Netherlands and Belgium, Saint Nicolas (often called “De Goede Sint” — “The Friendly Saint”) is aided by … Continue reading

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Some HAL ornaments I’ve been given over the years

Westerdam. This is from the same company that makes the inaugural plates and Mariner tiles. Oosterdam. Ornamaents like this have been available to purchase onboard in the past. Each year there is some sort of gift given by the HAL … Continue reading

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