Mary Alyce Reports from Hawaii and the Zaandam

Contributor, Mary Alyce, and her husband Jim are currently on board the Zaandam doing a San Diego to Hawaii round trip. Mary Alyce is a frequent cruiser, have clocked in over 500 cruise days, with as many as 5 or 6 cruises a year, most often on Holland America Line. She… [Continue Reading]

Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce, South America and Beyond

Editor’s Note: Frequent cruise and Cruise Talk contributor Mary Alyce reports on her South American leg of her back to back cruise aboard the Holland America MS Statendam.
Manta Ecuador
We are in port at Manta, Ecuador. It is just below the equator. Yesterday as we traveled over the equator the ship had the Polliwog… [Continue Reading]

Cruising with Mary Alyce, Statendam, Jan 2009

(Editors Note: Mary Alyce is one of our field reporters here at cruise talk. She cruises about 3 or 4 times a year and sends us her daily blog to post here at cruise talk. For this cruise she is traveling on the Statendam, by Holland America. Her voyage includes… [Continue Reading]

Virtual Cruise With Mary Alyce: Newport and New York

[Editors note: We catch-up again with Mary Alyce on our virtual cruise on board the Holland American Eurodam as she visits Newport, Rhode Island, and New York City.]
Newport
Another sunny warm day on the Eurodam.
We sailed into Newport Harbor with clear skies and calm seas. The sailboats were out in force and filled the horizon… [Continue Reading]

Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce: Boston, Massachusetts

[Editor’s Note: We continue our Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce on board the Holland American Eurodam. Today she shares with us her stop in Boston.]
We docked in Boston with 2 other ships, Caribbean Princess and Crystal Symphony. It was very crowded in Boston with the regular tourists, school trips and all the cruisers…. [Continue Reading]