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Postcards from Panama Canal

Postcards from Panama Canal

Todd Robichaud, Maasdam’s shore excursion manager, captured these photos of Amsterdam and Maasdam in Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal. In the pictures you can see the lake, the locks, Maasdam and Amsterdam together at anchor in Gatun Lake.

Westerdam Brightens the Holidays in Grand Turk

Westerdam Brightens the Holidays in Grand Turk

Peter Tukker, Westerdam’s environmental officer, sent us this photo from the ship’s gift donation event in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, on Dec.15, 2009.

Alaska Culinary Students Tour Veendam’s Galley

Alaska Culinary Students Tour Veendam’s Galley

This past September Alaska’s Vocational Institute of Technology Culinary students were given a tour of the galley aboard ms Veendam. Chef Elizabeth Fackler led the group, as they learned what it’s like to prepare 6,000 meals everyday on board a HAL cruise. The students also took part in an in-depth question and answer session with…   read more of “Alaska Culinary…”

San Diego Toy Drive

San Diego Toy Drive

We received this great photo and note from Courtney Blessing, Holland America’s San Diego shore operations manager. San Diego Shore Operations donated over 60 toys and $220 to the Armed Forces YMCA which then distributes to military families of E5 status or lower. The families are picked by lottery and will receive two toys per…   read more of “San Diego Toy…”