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Dutch Treats: Eurodam at Rotterdam

Dutch Treats: Eurodam at Rotterdam

Man, all you have to is have a Holland America Line ship call at Rotterdam and it really brings out the creativity of our Dutch friends in the capital city. Aad Hoogesteger sent us these two interesting photos: And long-time reader and contributor Ben van Zeijl sent us this video he made of Eurodam’s arrival…   read more of “Dutch Treats:…”

Rotterdam Ends Grand World Voyage with Grand Culinary Buffet

Rotterdam Ends Grand World Voyage with Grand Culinary Buffet

Both Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld and Assistant Dining Room Manager Komang sent us fabulous photos from Rotterdam’s traditional show buffet in the dining room at the end of the Grand World Voyage. (The GWV officially ends tomorrow at Port Everglades, Fla.) Executive Chef Bernie Rius and the ship’s kitchen brigade created spectacular culinary delights…   read more of “Rotterdam Ends…”

Maasdam Donates Deck Chairs in St. Lucia

Maasdam Donates Deck Chairs in St. Lucia

Maasdam’s Beverage Manager Hans sent us this post about their wonderful donation in St. Lucia. In a combination of efforts by Crew Purser Geene, 1st Engineer Bart, Environmental Officer Robbie and myself, ms Maasdam recently donated 105 deck chairs to various churches and orphanages in Castries, St. Lucia. Teamwork and great strength were demonstrated by…   read more of “Maasdam Donates…”

All Ashore for Canada/New England

All Ashore for Canada/New England

Note: Maasdam makes it first seasonal New England call today. I stepped into the cruise terminal at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and sneezed, causing no fewer than five Canadians to look up and reply, “Bless you.” My feet had been planted only a few minutes on Canadian soil, and yet it appeared what Becky, the Scottish…   read more of “All Ashore for…”

Video: Around Glacier Bay in Half a Minute

Editor’s note: Today Holland America Line has five ships in Alaska and one on the way: Amsterdam is at Juneau, Ryndam is at Skagway, Statendam is cruising the Inside Passage, Zaandam is cruising Galcier Bay, Zuiderdam is cruising Tracy Arm and Westerdam is en route to Glacier Bay from Seattle. We’ve been saving this post…   read more of “Video: Around…”

Eurodam Called at Rotterdam Today

Eurodam Called at Rotterdam Today

Maritime historian and regular Holland America Line cruiser Bert Lamers sent us this post about Eurodam’s arrival at Rotterdam this morning, along with some nice photos. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 11, 2009. On her way to Copenhagen, the Eurodam visited today her home port of Rotterdam. Early in the morning at 06.50 hours, the cruise…   read more of “Eurodam Called at…”