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Welcome Aboard Maasdam Newbies!

Welcome Aboard Maasdam Newbies!

The newly hired employees of the Maasdam were treated to a delicious welcome luncheon in the dining room hosted by the master and senior officers.

Happy Holidays from the van der Lindens

Happy Holidays from the van der Lindens

Henk and Hanneke van der Linden sent us this seasonal greeting card. They depart today for a cruise on Rotterdam from Fort Lauderdale. Bon Voyage Henk and Hanneke!

Cool Beans! HAL Volunteers Unite for Northwest Harvest

Cool Beans! HAL Volunteers Unite for Northwest Harvest

This December, Holland America’s CEO Stein Kruse and hundreds of volunteers put on their hairnets and plastic aprons and rolled up their sleeves to volunteer with the Northwest Harvest organization, a statewide hunger-relief agency that distributes food to a network of independent food banks around Washington State. This is the second year HAL has participated…   read more of “Cool Beans! HAL…”

Day 24: Rotterdam in Dry Dock (Part I)

Day 24: Rotterdam in Dry Dock (Part I)

These photos are from Rotterdam’s 24th day of its Signature of Excellence upgrade dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas.

A Christmas Card from Ben

A Christmas Card from Ben

Fore all on HALBlog, Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan and historian living in Rotterdam.