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Zuiderdam and Noordam Crews Soak Up the Sun

Zuiderdam and Noordam Crews Soak Up the Sun

During the Zuiderdam’s and Noordam’s call at Curaçao on December 7th they hosted a joint crew pool party and barbecue at the Mega Pier Pool complex. The crew members spent the day soakin’ up the sun, spashin’ in the pools and barbecuing with new friends and reconnecting with old friends and family. It could not…   read more of “Zuiderdam and…”

Rotterdam Completes Dry-Dock Upgrades

Rotterdam Completes Dry-Dock Upgrades

Here’s the final set of photos from Rotterdam in dry dock. After nearly 28 days of renovations and scheduled maintenance, the ship’s Signature of Excellence upgrade is nearly complete!

Zuiderdam Donates to Puerto Limon’s Rotary Club

Zuiderdam Donates to Puerto Limon’s Rotary Club

On December 10th, during our visit to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, the Zuiderdam donated eight computer screens, a printer and 10 boxes of clothing donations from the crew. The Zuiderdam and MTN worked together in donating the computer screens to local schools in need near Puerto Limon. These computer screens were replaced by eight new…   read more of “Zuiderdam Donates…”

Noordam Postcards from the Caribbean

Noordam Postcards from the Caribbean

HAL employee Gerad Simon and girlfriend Jayme sent us this note and amazing photos from their recent southern Caribbean cruise aboard Noordam. My girlfriend Jayme and I just got back from a 10–day cruise to the Caribbean on the Noordam. We swam in the crystal clear waters of Half Moon Cay and explored Water Island…   read more of “Noordam Postcards…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Photos: Dec. 9, 2009

Nieuw Amsterdam Photos: Dec. 9, 2009

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Lido and Magrodome in progress. Ed van Weijen is Nieuw Amsterdam’s electrical project manager at the shipyard.

Rotterdam V Holds Lifeboat Drill on Dry Land

Rotterdam V Holds Lifeboat Drill on Dry Land

Hi HALBlog readers, Here’s a collage of pictures shot on December 17 during the safety evacuation try-out of the TSS ROTTERDAM, which I and 999 other volunteers attended. The second and last try-out was a huge success — within 7.40 minutes 1,000 people were evacuated from the ship to the pier. Another step forward to…   read more of “Rotterdam V Holds…”