We received this nice note with photos from a guest who sailed aboard Maasdam. When I saw a picture of Captain Henk Draper on the Maasdam I started thinking of our cruise in November 2008. We had a great time with the four of us and we hope to be back on the Maasdam soon…. read more of “Photos from a…”
Ketchikan provided an opportunity to take the afternoon excursion on the Aleutian Ballad from the Bering Sea. We had a gorgeous day today, really a gorgeous week in Alaska, and off we sailed from our dock. The boat is owned by Dave with Steve and Kiwi giving him a hand in the workings of the… read more of “The Deadliest Catch…”
This week Rotterdam docked at the city of Liverpool, England, following a trans-Atlantic crossing after the Grand World Voyage. We had nice weather and clear skies, but it was windy. The city was beautiful with many historical buildings, The Beatles history museum and many other museums. The crew and guests enjoyed our stay in Liverpool…. read more of “Postcards from…”
Steven Kona Simao, Holland America Line’s director of sales — western division, showed off his Photoshop skills on this picture he snapped while Ryndam was at Vancouver.
As we come around the final bend on our decent from the mountains, Dawson City comes into view. At its heart we can see the vibrant colors of the Westmark Dawson City. Tracing its roots back to the Gold Rush, Dawson exudes the charm of the “49ers.” We cross the Yukon River on the government-run… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Hans Becker, beverage manager on board ms Maasdam, sent in this post about Maasdam’s first call at Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada. On May 19 the town of Sept-Iles, Quebec, received Maasdam for the first time. The town’s enthusiasm was evident with schools, businesses and churches closing their doors for a brief moment to welcome the ship…. read more of “Sept-Iles, Quebec…”
The second episode of season two of “Herrie aan de Horizon” aired on Dutch television. As we mentioned before, it’s a reality program starring Chef Herman den Blijker, and parts of it were shot aboard Westerdam. Be sure to take a look even if you don’t understand Dutch. It’s fun to watch and it’s in… read more of “Holland America on…”
Guests Hans Janssen sent in these wonderful photos from the last leg of the South America cruise aboard Amsterdam. Enjoy!