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Veendam’s Showroom Taking Shape

Veendam’s Showroom Taking Shape

The new Showroom at Sea space shown below is in the midst of a metamorphosis. Previously Ruben’s Lounge, the interactive theater concept will be home to HAL’s first repertory group comprised of seasoned and award-winning entertainers from the screen and stage. Director of Entertainment Bill Prince explains the red support grids seen below: “These grids…   read more of “Veendam’s…”

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam’s Azipod Returns

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam’s Azipod Returns

The Oosterdam will receive her original portside azipod back during this dry dock. The one in the below photo is still standing on shore and it will be a big job to take the spare azipod out from underneath the Oosterdam and place the original back again.

Veendam’s Dry-Dock in 40 Seconds

Chief Officer Jochem Bakker sent us another one of his wonderful and fun time-lapse videos. This one was taken recently during Veendam’s dry-dock. According to Bakker, the video shows the ship moving from the fingerpier to the dry dock and the subsequent raising of the dock.

We Love Holland America!!!

We Love Holland America!!!

Please note the attachment which shows my husband Carl Bagwell and myself (Nadine) on our first Holland America cruise. I don’t know where the years have gone, except we are still loving and living together and will take our 50th anniversary trip on Holland America. WHAT A WAY TO CELEBRATE!! 🙂 We are as excited…   read more of “We Love Holland…”