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Zuiderdam’s Dream Team

Zuiderdam’s Dream Team

Zuiderdam’s Technical Provision Manager Toto Langga sent us this photo of the ship’s basketball team. Thanks, Toto!

Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

During Oosterdam’s call to Glacier Bay this week, we were blessed with a wild encounter. The Glacier Bay Park Rangers informed us while on the bridge that this humpback whale carcass has been there since March and every week when we sail by this area we usually see Alaskan brown bears enjoying an afternoon snack….   read more of “Just Another Day in…”

Captain’s Log: Meeting an Admiral

Captain’s Log: Meeting an Admiral

The Ryndam was honored to have Admiral Robert J. Kelly and his wife, Caroline, sailing aboard from Seward to Vancouver in August. Admiral Kelly is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, CINCPACFLT. In addition to Admiral Kelly, we had the great pleasure of meeting…   read more of “Captain’s…”

We’re Celebrating Labor Day

We’re Celebrating Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed for the national holiday. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more Holland America Line-related content.

Cruise Diary: Around the Ship

Cruise Diary: Around the Ship

Here’s more from Jessica Au’s blog from her Alaska cruise aboard Zuiderdam. The food on board is great, as we have dined in the Canaletto (Italian restaurant), the Lido (casual buffet), the Pinnacle Grill (fine dining), and the Vista Dining Room (main dining room). The variety of foods offered suits people of all backgrounds and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

A Nice Surprise for Captain van der Loo

A Nice Surprise for Captain van der Loo

Captain van der Loo’s likeness was captured by one of his artistic crew members I Wayan Ariatna. The Captain was surprised with the gift of his portrait from the Housekeeping Attendant on the morning he disembarked. Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.