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Bert’s Beauty Shots: Lady Liberty

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Lady Liberty

Here is a close-up of the crystal centerpiece [in the Atrium] which reflects the skyline of New York. If you take the photo from a certain angle, the lights from the Ocean Bar shine on top of the torch of the Statue of Liberty, making it look like the torch is burning. Bert van Mackelenbergh…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Sitka Students Get Ship Tour of Rotterdam

Sitka Students Get Ship Tour of Rotterdam

During the month of May, Hotel Manager Hans Dernison and the entertainment department invited a group of students on board Rotterdam to enjoy an event-filled tour throughout the ship. The students attend Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School (KGH for short) and ranged from ages 9 to 12 years old. Most of the kids that had…   read more of “Sitka Students Get…”

Shore Excursion Photos: Part 1

Shore Excursion Photos: Part 1

Recently we asked our Holland America Line Facebook and Twitter fans to share with us photos from their favorite shore excursions and the response has been great. Thanks for sending in such fabulous pictures! HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us these fun fish photos from her recent Captain Zodiac Rafting and Snorkel Adventure in Kona,…   read more of “Shore Excursion…”

Crew Members Move Aboard Their New Home

Crew Members Move Aboard Their New Home

On June 12 the Nieuw Amsterdam’s crew made the transition from hotels and apartments to the ship where many of the crew will live for the next couple of months during their assignments. The crew started arriving to the ship at 8:45a.m., with the first group being the loading team. Many of the loading team…   read more of “Crew Members Move…”