CRUISING WITH THE HALLS

Cruising is a wonderful vacation and the ONLY way to relax! We have created a cruising page that we hope will be useful to you, whether you are an experienced cruiser or a newcomer to cruising. We hope it shows how much we love to cruise. See you at sea some day!!


Our 44th cruise
was on HAL Rotterdam
to Spain and the Med.


Our 45th cruise was
On Sapphire Princess
California Coastal

Our 46th Cruise was
on the Paddlewheeler American Queen
From New Orleans to Memphis
For the Holidays, December 2013


Our 47th cruise
was on the small ship Amavida
in Portugal and Spain
With a pre-cruise to the
Pais Vasco (Basque Country)
March 17, 2013


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< FORTY YEARS OF CRUISING

The 70s to the 90s

Here are the cruises that got us started. Through the decades, you can see us change from young active folk to well experienced cruisers!

#1 RCCL Song of Norway Eastern Caribbean
1972

#2 Matson Mariposa from Hawaii to California
1974

#3 Chandris Amerikanis Southern Caribbean
1976

#4 RCCL Song of Norway again
1977

#5 HAL Veendam Alaska
1978

#6 RCCL Sun Viking Western Caribbean
1982

#7 Mississippi Queen Steamboatin'
1984

#8 HAL Rotterdam Alaska
1986

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#9 RCI Viking Serenade
December 1995
Baja California

#10 HAL Westerdam
January 1997
Eastern Caribbean

#11 Carnival Holiday
December 1997
Baja California

Sun Princess
May 1998 (Renée only)
Voyage of Glaciers

#12 Celebrity Zenith
November 1998
Panama Canal

The 2000s

As we moved into the new Millenium, we started posting our travel pictures and reviews. Click on the picture or the ship name for our cruise page.

Globus Travel to Europe
May 1999
A land trip, but
we cruised the
Canals of Venice!

#13 Sun Princess
September 1999
Voyage of Glaciers

#14 Pacific Princess
March 2000
Africa Safari Cruise
Safari review 
 

#15 RCI Viking Serenade
June 2000
Group Cruise Baja

#16 Royal Princess
February 2001
Amazon River

#17 Radiance of the Seas
September 2001
Pacific Northwest

#18 Regal Princess
February 2002
Australia and New Zealand

#19 Radiance of the Seas
May 2002
Pacific NW again

Not a cruise, but here we are cruising through the Vieux Carré of New Orleans by mule power
September 2002
Pictures

#20 Royal Princess
July 2003
around the British Isles.
Review and pictures
Precruise trip to Iceland

#21 Rhapsody of the Seas
Feb 2004
to Mardi Gras and Cozumel.
Review and pictures.

#22 HAL Zuiderdam
Eastern Caribbean
for Mike's birthday!
May 2004

#23 Sapphire Princess
to Alaska
September 2004

#24 Serenade of the Seas
Southern Caribbean
January 2005

#25 HAL Maasdam
Canada and New England
May 2005

#26 Oberoi Shehrayar
on the Nile River
with a tour of Egypt
October 2005

Then we cruised on the
"Ship of the Desert"
in Morocco
October 2005

#27 Grand Princess
Grand Mediterranean cruise
May 2006

#28 HAL Zuiderdam
Alaska Inside Passage
July 2006

#29 Grand Princess
Western Caribbean
December 2006

#30 HAL Westerdam
Southern Caribbean
March 2007

#31 HAL Volendam
Alaska and Hubbard Glacier
September 2007

#32 Royal Princess
The Med, Holy Land,
and Egypt
November 2007

#33 Star Princess
Round the Horn
of South America
March 2008.

#34 Crown Princess
to the Baltic
with St. Petersburg
May 2008.

#35 Queen Mary 2
Transatlantic Crossing
NY to Southampton
Oct 2008.

#36 Mariner of the Seas
Cruise to Nowhere
from Los Angeles
Feb 2009.

#37 Sapphire Princess
Pacific Coastal
for Mike's Birthday
May 2009.

#38 HAL Volendam
Alaska Cruise
and Tour
August 2009.

#39 HAL Prinsendam
Black Sea Cruise
and Northern Greece Tour
October 2009.

#40 HAL Oosterdam
Alaska
May 2010.

#41 Norwegian Star
party cruise to
Nowhere from LA
November 2010.

#42 HAL Volendam
Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia
March 2011.

#43 Sapphire Princess
to Hawaii for Christmas
December 2011.

#44 HAL Rotterdam
Western Mediterranean
Sept 2012.

#45 Sapphire Princess
California Coastal
April 2013

Renée on
Diamond Princess

Vancouver to Beijing
September 2013

#46 American Queen
Paddlewheeling on the Mississippi
December 2013

Amavida
on the Duoro River, Portugal
with pre-cruise to Basque Country
March 2014

We like to discuss our travels.
Email us at TheHalls@bully4.us.

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