Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, sent us these cool photos of the ship in dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas.
Ioana Cheregi is Noordam’s human resources manager.
Good morning! It’s nice to be back on board the Amsterdam again after spent a month for holiday at home in Bali. Now we’ve started Grand World cruise one more time on ms Amsterdam. Yesterday we visited our 1st port after 2 days at sea departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida … it’s Puerto Limon in… read more of “Amsterdam’s…”
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…”
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…”
HAL employee Vickie Anderson shared with us these photos from her Alaska cruise aboard Noordam in May 2009. Thanks Vickie!
Rob Matthew is 3rd engineer for Nieuw Amsterdam, stationed at the shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
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…”