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Nieuw Amsterdam’s Warehouse at the Yard

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Warehouse at the Yard

Here is a photo of Nieuw Amsterdam’s warehouse at the yard in Italy. Ed van Weijen is Nieuw Amsterdam’s electrical project manager at the yard.

Maasdam’s Cadets Test Their Life Raft Skills

Maasdam’s Cadets Test Their Life Raft Skills

Third Officer Dion Danino shared this great story. While alongside in Oranjestad, Aruba, on February 8 the Maasdam’s team of deck officers and deck cadets conducted a life raft drill in the aft pool deck. It proved to be a very successful and energetic exercise involving most of the crew who very much enjoyed it….   read more of “Maasdam’s…”

Volendam Postcards from the South Pacific

Volendam Postcards from the South Pacific

HAL blog reader and contributor Noel Bell shared with us these cool photos from his recent South Pacific cruise aboard ms Volendam. Thanks Noel!

Half Moon Cay Photos: Part 2

Half Moon Cay Photos: Part 2

Here are some beach and water scenes from our Facebook fans taken on Half Moon Cay. Thanks for sending them in! Since you asked for photos from Half Moon Cay on Facebook, I found this one. We were on the Westerdam on 2/1/10 when we stopped at Half Moon. There were some folks lounging on…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

Noordam Crew Celebrate Mardi Gras

Noordam Crew Celebrate Mardi Gras

As a tribute to Mardi Gras and the Big Easy, we, here on the Noordam, had a proper Mardi Gras celebration by nightfall. Upon entering the Petty Officer’s Bar, one was greeted by a silhouette of Louis Armstrong blowing his trumpet along with a surplus of tinsel and streamers. It is probable that the P.O….   read more of “Noordam Crew…”

Texas Tenors Perform on Ryndam

Texas Tenors Perform on Ryndam

Kyle Kleyn van de Poll, Holland America Line’s Southwest Florida Business Development Manager, sent in this note and photo from a recent cruise aboard Ryndam. The Ryndam sailed out of Tampa, Fla., on February 25, for a three-day cruise to nowhere, right after her dry-dock. The Texas Tenors, who made their debut last year on…   read more of “Texas Tenors…”

Half Moon Cay Photos: Part 1

Half Moon Cay Photos: Part 1

Thanks to everyone who sent in Half Moon Cay photos in response to our Facebook request. We had a huge response, so we’re going to divide them into several posts by subject, and there may be more than one post on a subject. Therefore, if you sent in a lot of photos they may be…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”