Mike and Gail Brandly sent us these photos from their recent cruise aboard Rotterdam from Seattle to Alaska. They described the trip as “awesome” and their photos are awesome too!
Nieuw Amsterdam crew members are being given the opportunity to do a “know before we go” tour of the ship’s public areas. Each crew member is given a crew pocket map of all the guests’ public spaces which is an aid to help them understand and provide our guests with information about the various locations… read more of “Know Before We…”
Here are more pictures of Nieuw Amsterdam. The bar in the Crow’s Nest is almost finished and more art is being installed. The Explorations Café is coming together nicely. The terminals, keyboards and chairs are all in place.
Reason to Sail #14: Leave the snow and chill behind and celebrate the holidays on board.
As a lot of crew has never seen the public areas, ships tours are being done for all crew members. Here is some of the crew posing by the yellow cab, which can be found in Club HAL. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager. He is currently in Italy visiting Nieuw Amsterdam at the… read more of “Nieuw…”
Reason to Sail #15: Burn off those extra desserts and exercise at the Fitness Center, HAL’s largest gym to date.
Vikki Bacchioni, Volendam’s administration officer, shared with us this note and photos from the ship’s tug of war competition between the engineering department and deck officers. Thanks, Vikki! Following a beautiful ceremony in the show lounge for Filipino Independence Day, deck officers and staff members from the ship’s engineering department battled it out during our… read more of “Volendam’s…”
Reason to Sail #16: Wear your best tux and gown for a formal evening.