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Happy Holidays from Holland America Blog

Happy Holidays from Holland America Blog

All of us at Holland America Blog wish our contributors and readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We’ll be back with fresh content Monday, Dec. 28. Eurodam decked out for the holidays. Thanks to guest John Majors for sending in the photo.

Eurodam Decorated for Christmas

We recently had a chance to board Eurodam on a turnaround day in Fort Lauderdale and found the ship dressed for the holiday season. True to form, Holland America Line’s approach to decorating its ships is understated, elegant and tasteful. Here’s a little video we made that gives a tour of the ship decked out…   read more of “Eurodam Decorated…”

Swimming with Stingrays at Half Moon Cay

Swimming with Stingrays at Half Moon Cay

Maasdam crew members were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a free crew tour in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas — swim with the stingrays. Everyone who was able to join loved it much.

Dedicated HAL Guest Sails on Volendams I and III

Dedicated HAL Guest Sails on Volendams I and III

Caroline Sevilla, Volendam’s human resources manager, shared this wonderful story about Adrianus van Dam from Rotterdam, Netherlands, who sailed on the original Volendam. In 1929, when he was 5 years old, Mr. Adrianus van Dam sailed on the Volendam I with his mother from Rotterdam to Jakarta, Indonesia. Their voyage lasted about six weeks. Eighty…   read more of “Dedicated HAL Guest…”

Postcards from the Caribbean

Postcards from the Caribbean

HAL guests Zach and Rebecca Dunmire sent us this note and beautiful photos from their recent Caribbean cruise aboard Eurodam. We had an amazing time on the Eurodam Dec. 12-19th. It felt like we blinked and the trip was over — it was so fun, it went by SO fast! Our deluxe verandah suite was…   read more of “Postcards from the…”