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A Trans-Atlantic Crossing Aboard Prinsendam

Dear Friends, Just back from a cruise on ms Prinsendam. I uploaded the trans-Atlantic crossing video on YouTube. With kind regards, Vriendelijk gegroet, Fred Claessen

Nieuw Amsterdams’ Smokestacks

Nieuw Amsterdams’ Smokestacks

Hi HAL blog readers, Today marks 25 days to the dedication ceremony of the ms Nieuw Amsterdam by HRH Princess Maxima of The Netherlands. I want to share this small but nice note about the smokestacks of the Nieuw Amsterdam vessels. As you know by now the upcoming Nieuw Amsterdam will be the 4th vessel…   read more of “Nieuw…”

An Interview with Nieuw Amsterdam’s Master

Holland America Line recently named Captain Edward G. van Zaane as master of Nieuw Amsterdam. We had a chance to chat with Captain van Zaane when Westerdam pulled into Port Everglades last season. (Yes, we kept the secret of his appointment that long!)

Bert’s Beauty Shots: College Fjord, Part 2

Bert’s Beauty Shots: College Fjord, Part 2

Here’s another beautiful shot of College Fjord, located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Its First Piece of Art

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Its First Piece of Art

Here’s a recent photo of staff members from the design firm VFD Interiors BV, hanging Nieuw Amsterdam’s first piece of art. The work is an original piece created by renowned maritime artist Stephen Card. Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.