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Captain’s Log: Cuban Air Patrol

Captain’s Log: Cuban Air Patrol

Aboard Zuiderdam Today as we rounded the west point of Cuba we were inspected by the local air patrol unit. After a thorough inspection of the portside bridge wing console we were escorted in the direction of Fort Lauderdale. I do believe Castro is getting a little hawkish. I shot the picture above. The two…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Postcards from Vietnam

Postcards from Vietnam

Stage Manager Aaron Stone’s wife, Veronica, went on tour to Ho Chi Minh City when Volendam called at Phu My, Vietnam. She sent us these photos of her trip.

Swimming With Sea Lions

Swimming With Sea Lions

Several of the crew of Ryndam went swimming with the sea lions when the ship called at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, recently. Crew Purser Ioana sent in these fun photos.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!!!

Tomorrow marks the 136th anniversary of the founding of the company that would eventually become today’s Holland America Line. Nederlandsch Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij, or N.A.S.M., was founded April 18, 1873, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Happy 136th, Holland America Line! The line’s first ship was 1,694-ton, 296-passenger Rotterdam I, that was built in 1872 and entered…   read more of “HAPPY BIRTHDAY…”

High Rolling on Rotterdam

High Rolling on Rotterdam

On Grand World Voyages, the dining team does theme nights. Monday night we had a “Casino Royale” theme for dinner and decorated the dining room and atrium with playing cards and giant dice. The entrance to the dining room.