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A Four-Funnel HAL Ship?

A Four-Funnel HAL Ship?

As these two ships passed each other, I realized that I had taken a picture of what a four-funnel Holland America liner spanning 1800-feet might look like. They put Norwegian Epic to shame and are much better looking! – Iain McGeachy

iPhone iBlog: More Photos from Istanbul

iPhone iBlog: More Photos from Istanbul

John Primeau is Holland America Line’s manager of international public relations. He is currently sailing on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in blog posts via his iPhone.

Cruise Diary: Vancouver, Canada

Cruise Diary: Vancouver, Canada

Hallo, My wife Yvon and I are back on board a Holland America Line ship. We are sailing on the Statendam from Vancouver, Canada, to the Panama Canal. After a long flight from Europe, we were very happy to be met by a HAL employee who took us to our hotel and the next morning…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Eurodam Hosts New-Hire Coffee Chat

Eurodam Hosts New-Hire Coffee Chat

Recently the new hires on board the Eurodam gathered together in the lower-level of the Dining Room for coffee and to chat with senior staff officers, management and fellow crew members. The approximately 30 new hires who attended were able to mingle and learn a little more about Holland America Line over coffee and cake….   read more of “Eurodam Hosts…”

Cruise Diary: Spectacular Athens

Cruise Diary: Spectacular Athens

Travel writer Raisa Rivas is sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. Photos by Gregorio Mayi. As Piraeus is about 30-40 minutes away from the principal attractions in Athens, some people decided to go for a walk and go shopping close to the pier. But for most of…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Captain’s Log: Istanbul

Captain’s Log: Istanbul

Our day started early as we made our way towards the pilot station of Canakkale, the southern entrance for the Dardanelle strait for 0600. The passage through the busy shipping lane took us 2.5 hours before we disembarked our pilot at the northern end, at Gelibolu and thus entered the Sea of Marmara. Our pilot…   read more of “Captain’s…”

iPhone iBlog: Istanbul

iPhone iBlog: Istanbul

Just docked in Turkey — the only country in the world that strides two continents: Europe and Asia. John Primeau is Holland America Line’s manager of international public relations. He is currently sailing on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in blog posts via his iPhone.

Maasdam Postcards from Boston

Maasdam Postcards from Boston

Boston was the home port for Maasdam during this Canada/New England season. These pictures were taken on Sept. 18, during our last visit there. Quincy Market is a famous attraction site in Boston where we were able to have a real lobster meal, see a street yo-yo show and listen to native Peruvian music. Enjoy…   read more of “Maasdam Postcards…”