Rob Matthew is Nieuw Amsterdam’s 3rd engineer.
Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010 with overnights on select sailings in Buenos Aires. Though Buenos Aires is a large city, you can take in the major attractions in a couple of days. During my short stay, I dined extravagantly on world-renowned Argentine beef, took in… read more of “Buenos Aires: It…”
Finally, a date is set for the official opening of the ss Rotterdam, the former Holland America Line flagship that is moored in the Port of Rotterdam. On Monday, February 15, doors will be opened for visitors. Two weeks prior to the official opening, on January 31, former HAL employees can have an exclusive look… read more of “ss Rotterdam to…”
On Dec. 14, construction on the Netherlands’ largest building project ever began. Dubbed De Rotterdam, the project is named after Holland America Line’s ss Rotterdam, which in decades past used to depart from the Wilhelminapier carrying thousands of European emigrants to the U.S. The line’s current ms Rotterdam flagship calls at Rotterdam during the summer… read more of “Rotterdam’s…”
During the Zuiderdam’s call at Curaçao on December 7th their Rugby team the Zulu Warriors traveled to the Voetbal Club Willemstad to take on the Wara-Wara Curaçao Rugby Club. The teams spent the afternoon battling it out with both teams being victorious. A picnic lunch and refreshments were enjoyed by all! The Zulu Warriors needed… read more of “Zuiderdam Ruggers…”
On December 6th, while the Statendam was at anchor in Fuerte Amador, the crew enjoyed the beautiful weather on the bow and some fresh air during the crew barbecue under the stars. Everyone came out to enjoy one another’s company and the great food. Even Chief Officer Paul Spaas attended and served food! The casino… read more of “Statendam’s…”
More photos from Rotterdam’s 24th day in dry dock.