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HAL’s Rotterdam Office Featured in Online Dutch Publication

Dutch travel trade magazine “Reisrevue” has a virtual travel café with a weekly video. Recently reporter Astrid van der Ziel visited HAL’s Rotterdam office and did a video on the reservations department that you can watch here. Alexander Bakker is a public relations representative for Holland America in Rotterdam.

Costa Deliziosa Bids Farewell to Nieuw Amsterdam

Costa Deliziosa Bids Farewell to Nieuw Amsterdam

Hallo HALblog readers, Here are some web cam shots from the departing Costa Deliziosa. Clearly in view is the Niew Amsterdam at her fitting-out berth in Marghera, Italy. Costa Crossiere’s ms Costa Deliziosia was delivered Saturday, January 30, 2010. Nieuw Amsterdam will enter service on July 4, 2010. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America…   read more of “Costa Deliziosa…”

Captain’s Log: Farewell to Joop

Captain’s Log: Farewell to Joop

The ship’s CO2 firefighting system is a very important safety system and it has to be checked thoroughly every year to make sure it is ready for use in case of a fire in the engine spaces. This service has been performed on all HAL vessels by one man, Joop Peitsman. Working for subcontractor Ajax,…   read more of “Captain’s…”