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Cruise Diary: Feb. 11, 2010

Cruise Diary: Feb. 11, 2010

Mazatlan, Mexico This day Zaandam was moored in Mazatlan. We decided to take the trolley bus outside the terminal which offers a three-hour highlight trip. We stopped at a balcony of a restaurant on top of a hill where we had a beautiful view of Mazatlan and our cruise ship.

Welcome to Our New Berth

For the past two days we have been engaged in a process of moving Holland America Blog to a new server, the machine that hosts it on the Internet. We completed the move this afternoon, but it sometimes can take up to 72 hours to fully stabilize, so don’t be surprised if you find links…   read more of “Welcome to Our New…”

Amsterdam’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Amsterdam’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Guests on board the Amsterdam enjoyed the Valentine Ball themed dinner held in the dinning room. Special meals were served accompanied by a red and white valentine theme. All dining room management, DR stewards, assistant stewards and wine stewards wore red and pink ties to celebrate the event. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Noordam Crew Has Fun at Half Moon Cay

Noordam Crew Has Fun at Half Moon Cay

On February 4, 2010, the Noordam was anchored in the beautiful, sunny island of Half Moon Cay. Thanks to our Shorex department our crew had the chance to experience parasailing adventure and horseback riding. An amazing day in an amazing place!

Karaoke Night on Volendam

Karaoke Night on Volendam

Volendam’s Assistant Housekeeping Manager Dwi Hatmanto shared these photos with us from a recent family Makan and karaoke night with the housekeeping staff. On this special night, the crew had the chance to kick back and loosen up a bit minus their daily HAL uniforms. Everyone had a great time belting out their favorite tunes!

Amsterdam Explores Robinson Crusoe Island

Amsterdam Explores Robinson Crusoe Island

This past January, ms Amsterdam visited Robinson Crusoe Island (Isla Róbinson Crusoe), about 200 miles off the coast of Chile, South America. It’s a secluded island in the Pacific Ocean where the real-life story of sailor Alexander Selkirk inspired the classic novel, Robinson Crusoe. These days, this beautiful island welcomes tourist year-round. Locals love to…   read more of “Amsterdam Explores…”