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Holland America Blog publishes news, information and reader-supplied content related to Holland America Line. We encourage our readers to share their stories and photos and savor the journey with other Holland America fans.

A Pacific Sunset from Zaandam

A Pacific Sunset from Zaandam

HAL guest Loril Hutton sent us this beautiful sunset shot from her recent cruise aboard Zaandam. If you have a favorite sunset photo from a Holland America cruise, share it with us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, Nov. 26. While it was originally a day of fasting and worship, over the decades it has changed into a day of feasting, family and, go figure, American football. We here at Holland America Blog plan to spend the day with family and friends, and…   read more of “Happy…”

Ckyle Is the Fleet’s Youngest Two-Striper!

Ckyle Is the Fleet’s Youngest Two-Striper!

Hello, Our Guest Relations Manager Cindy Castro currently has her young son Ckyle and her mother Josefina cruising with her. Our tailors were kind enough to tailor him a uniform, which now makes 7-year-old Ckyle the youngest two-stripe officer in the fleet! :o) This is Ckyle’s and Josefina’s first time on a cruise ship and…   read more of “Ckyle Is the…”

HAL Cruise Was Good for Mental, Physical Health

HAL Cruise Was Good for Mental, Physical Health

Sue Khoury sent us this note and photos from her recent cruise aboard Zuiderdam. Dear Captain Turner and Zuiderdam Crew, Please allow me to express our gratitude to you for the most wonderful vacation my Jim and I have ever had together. Our 10-day (24 Oct-3 Nov) cruise/adventure into the Panama Canal and to the…   read more of “HAL Cruise Was Good…”

Goodbye After 36 Years

Goodbye After 36 Years

After 36 years of loyal service with HAL, chief housekeeper Pak Soeparno is retiring. Soerparno holds the record for the longest-serving chief housekeeper from Indonesia. He has been a valuable employee for the company, having worked on almost all the ships in the HAL fleet. When asked what is his secret to success, he replied,…   read more of “Goodbye After 36…”

Postcards of Zuiderdam from Aruba

Postcards of Zuiderdam from Aruba

Geene, Statendam’s crew purser, sent this these photos of Zuiderdam sailing into Aruba, to the right is P&O’s Artemis.