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Day 19: Rotterdam in Dry Dock

Day 19: Rotterdam in Dry Dock

We received these photos taken Dec. 7 during Rotterdam’s Signature of Excellence dry-dock upgrade currently under way at Freeport, Bahamas.

Zuiderdam Making Children Smile One Toy at a Time

Zuiderdam Making Children Smile One Toy at a Time

During the Zuiderdam’s call to Curaçao on November 27th, Captain Christopher Turner, officers and crew, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, spent the afternoon with 163 orphans, distributing presents and entertaining them with a holiday carnival. From face painting to bowling, the crew of the Zuiderdam created some very special holiday memories for all to…   read more of “Zuiderdam Making…”

Planning A ‘Round Cape Horn’ Cruise

Planning A ‘Round Cape Horn’ Cruise

[Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010.] From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, around Cape Horn to Valparaiso, Chile, or in the reverse direction, “Round Cape Horn” cruises are South America’s most popular itineraries. You’ll typically spend two weeks on board ship, and overnight in some ports….   read more of “Planning A…”

Sinterklaas Calls at HAL HQ

Sinterklaas Calls at HAL HQ

Sinterklaas — the Dutch version of Santa Claus — took time from his busy schedule to pay a visit to Holland America Line’s Seattle headquarters office. The jolly old elf, portrayed by Hans Brinkhoff, who retired from Holland America after 35 years and serves as chairman of De Lijn, even posed for a photo with…   read more of “Sinterklaas Calls…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Panorama Video: View from the Funnel

Note that you can control this panorama video with your cursor. Simply click on the image, and you can make the video pan to either left or right, quickly or slowly. Rob Matthew is Nieuw Amsterdam’s 3rd engineer.

Swimming with Dolphins in Tortola

Swimming with Dolphins in Tortola

Maasdam crew members were lucky to attend the crew tour “Swim with the Dolphins” on the beautiful island of Tortola. Everyone had a lot of fun!