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Eurodam Hosts Special Guests On Board

Eurodam Hosts Special Guests On Board

On August 29, the Eurodam visited the small village of Qaqortoq in Greenland. Over the last few weeks I have been communicating with the port agent to organize a ship visit for the local children and make it a special day for them. At 11:30 a.m. the children and their parents came on board and…   read more of “Eurodam Hosts…”

Volendam Crew Donates to Salvation Army in Alaska

Volendam Crew Donates to Salvation Army in Alaska

Two majors from the Salvation Army in Ketchikan, Alaska, recently visited Volendam to receive a donation from the ship’s crew members. In total, the crew collected $170 to help feed the poor and homeless residents of Ketchikan. Great job to all who participated on board Volendam!

Cruise Diary: Cruising Alaska, Day 1

Cruise Diary: Cruising Alaska, Day 1

Jessica Au recently sailed aboard Zuiderdam and blogged about it. Aboard Zuiderdam’s Aug. 14 cruise — Day One: The sail from Vancouver, B.C. to Tracy Arms, Alaska, was quite lovely as it was smooth sailing all the way! The sun was out, the skies were blue, and the temperature was remarkable, staying around 70-75°F. So…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Eurodam Crew Visits Blue Lagoon

Eurodam Crew Visits Blue Lagoon

We recently had a crew tour to the fascinating Blue Lagoon when the Eurodam called at Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug. 26. The photos below show how happy we were to be able to experience this once in a lifetime moment!

Countdown to an Oosterdam Cruise

Guest Blogger Gary Frink sailed aboard Amsterdam this past spring and posted a cruise diary on the Holland America Blog, and he’s getting ready to sail again. “I can’t wait,” my I-can’t-get-my-fill-of-Holland America wife said this morning. She is looking forward to what we call a “shorty” cruise, aboard the ms Oosterdam leaving San Diego…   read more of “Countdown to an…”

Fire Fighting Training in Juneau

Fire Fighting Training in Juneau

Last month, in port of Juneau, deck and engine officers attended a fire fighting training. Amy Macdonald, cadet officer, sent me pictures and the following note about their experience: The training starts with getting all our gear on, then they split us up into four groups before giving us instruction on how to enter a…   read more of “Fire Fighting…”