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A Bird’s-Eye View of a Volcano

A Bird’s-Eye View of a Volcano

Guest Lynn Hardey sent us this post and fabulous photo from her recent cruise. Thanks, Lynn! On my recent Zaandam cruise to Hawai’i, I was fortunate enough to hop on a helicopter on the Big Island and this is what I saw. VOLCANO!!! Very cool. — Lynn Hardey

Nieuw Amsterdam Update: June 7, 2010

Nieuw Amsterdam Update: June 7, 2010

Here at the yard, officers and inspectors are busy with final ship preparations. From the over-sized tanks to the navigation lights, everything is being inspected before the ship’s July debut.

Maasdam Donates Televisions in Boston

Maasdam Donates Televisions in Boston

Today was a special day for Maasdam crew members. While docked at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), television sets — large and small — were off-loaded and donated to local charities in the region. The TV sets were donated as part of Holland America Lines ‘s Ship to Shelter Program, an innovative community charitable program…   read more of “Maasdam Donates…”

Happy Hour Cocktail: Tropical Cable Car

Happy Hour Cocktail: Tropical Cable Car

Last April guests Milo and Emma sailed aboard Zaandam, and they discovered a drink called the Tropical Cable Car that they describe as “very tasty and smooth.” They liked the drink so much they wrote in and asked for the recipe, so we thought we’d share it with all of you too! Ingredients: 1 ounce…   read more of “Happy Hour…”