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Santa Claus Visits Maasdam’s Crew

Santa Claus Visits Maasdam’s Crew

Tony Brunning, our Internet manager, became Santa Claus for one day, and after having fun with the guests he visited different working areas to meet and greet the crew while wearing his Santa Claus attire. Everyone was happy to see Santa Claus on such a special day as Christmas and to have their picture taken.

Wishing Theo and Helen all the Best

Wishing Theo and Helen all the Best

The Eurodam Family signed and posted a special card to Hotel Manager Theo Haanen and his wife Helen to wish them strength and let them know that our crewmembers out here on the high seas are thinking of them. They need the support of our whole Holland America Line Family right now, and the Eurodam…   read more of “Wishing Theo and…”

Happy Nieuw Amsterdam Year!!

To al HALbloggers: HAPPY NIEUW AMSTERDAM YEAR!! Greetings Ben. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan and historian who lives in Rotterdam.

Happy New Year from Roatan, Honduras

Happy New Year from Roatan, Honduras

The beautiful, elegant ms Noordam docked at the sunny port of Roatan, Honduras, on December 31, for a picture-perfect New Year’s Eve that people dream of. One of the main attractions is the ski lift that drops you off on a white sandy beach a few steps away from the crystal-clear water. An impressive shipwreck…   read more of “Happy New Year from…”

Amsterdam Postcards from Sydney, Australia

Amsterdam Postcards from Sydney, Australia

HAL guest Lu McGowan shared with us these photos from his November cruise aboard Amsterdam from Sydney, Australia, to Los Angeles, California.

Steel Drum Band Makes Magic on Zuiderdam

Steel Drum Band Makes Magic on Zuiderdam

Shane Einsphar, Zuiderdam’s cruise director, sent us this interview and photo with guest entertainers Island Magic. According to Shane, the band has been on Zuiderdam all season and has been “blowing audiences away.” They play classical music on steel drums, and some popular and Broadway music as well. Shane Einsphar: How did the group get…   read more of “Steel Drum Band…”