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Prinsendam in Dry Dock

Prinsendam in Dry Dock

Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, sent us these cool photos of the ship in dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas.

Captain’s Log: Jan. 9, 2010

Captain’s Log: Jan. 9, 2010

Aboard Zuiderdam. Today we are in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica and we are here together with our little sister the Amsterdam. This photo was taken on her approach with the Pilot Boat in the foreground. Puerto Limon is the place in Costa Rica where Columbus first set foot during his 4th voyage to the new…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Ringing in the New Year on Eurodam

We didn’t think our spectacular 2008 ms Eurodam cruise over Christmas could be outdone but we’re delighted to report that our just-taken cruise over the New Year topped it. Not only were we thrilled to see Captain Jonathan Mercer again, but we got to know Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens as well. We had a wonderfully…   read more of “Ringing in the New…”

Noordam Postcards from Alaska

Noordam Postcards from Alaska

HAL employee Vickie Anderson shared with us these photos from her Alaska cruise aboard Noordam in May 2009. Thanks Vickie!

‘Zippidydam’ Wins Zuiderdam’s ‘Floaters’ Competition

‘Zippidydam’ Wins Zuiderdam’s ‘Floaters’ Competition

Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her most recent creation, “Zippidydam,” that she built while cruising on Zuiderdam. We featured her previous creation — “Halraiserdam” — on the blog back in November. The “Zippidydam” won the Whatever Floats Your Boat contest and floated beautifully, as usual. There were four boats and…   read more of “‘Zippidydam&#8…”