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iPhone iBlog: Welcome Aboard!

iPhone iBlog: Welcome Aboard!

Holland America Line’s John Primeau, manager of international public relations, is on board Nieuw Amsterdam for the upcoming 12-day voyage and will be sending in blog posts via his iPhone. It’s quick and easy, so if you have an iPhone feel free to send in posts this way too! Aft section of the magnificent, new…   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

HAL History: Four Glorious Ships in Rotterdam

HAL History: Four Glorious Ships in Rotterdam

Hallo HALblog readers, Here are photos of four ships from Holland America Line’s glorious past. All were taken in Rotterdam at the famous HAL Wilhelminakade Headquarters terminal. The first photo was taken around 1910. In the foreground is ss Rotterdam and berthed behind her is the ss Nieuw Amsterdam, clearly showing HAL’s docking procedure. The…   read more of “HAL History: Four…”

Postcards from Eurodam

Postcards from Eurodam

These pictures were taken during our last cruise on the Eurodam. Although the weather wasn’t great, rainy conditions did make for some interesting photos. Ronald de Bloeme SEH Officer, Holland America Line

Noordam Crew Explore Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

Noordam Crew Explore Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

On September 14, 70 Noordam crew members explored the ruins of Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey. The crew were amazed by the magnitude of this 3,000 year-old site. Special thanks to Stateroom Attendants Romi Riynaldo and Riwala Lande for the photos.

Oosterdam Superstars Enjoy the ‘Ultimate Adventure’

Oosterdam Superstars Enjoy the ‘Ultimate Adventure’

During the Oosterdam’s recent port call at Sitka, Alaska, four crew members were chosen for outstanding service throughout the Alaska cruise season. They were rewarded with an “ultimate adventure” and deemed Oosterdam superstars. The four crew members were Port Paper Officer Jorn Veraart, Clerk Anthony Helmi, General Purpose Assistant Junar Zulueta and Internet Manager Ance…   read more of “Oosterdam…”

Two for the Price of One

Two for the Price of One

We had a wonderful trans-Atlantic cruise from Amsterdam to New York City on the beautiful Eurodam. On Sunday the 22th of August we “met” the Westerdam at South Queensferry, Scotland. Here are some photos of the Westerdam taken from the bow of the Eurodam. Herman and Rachel The Netherlands

Crew Enjoys Wine Tour in Livorno, Italy

Crew Enjoys Wine Tour in Livorno, Italy

Forty Nieuw Amsterdam crew members went for a wine tasting tour in Livorno, Italy, this summer. Headed by myself and Cellar Master Fernando Bacsa, it was a very interesting tour where we tasted Tuscan wines, homemade olives, virgin olive oil and sun dried tomatoes. We toured the vineyard and the winery itself for two hours.

A Close Encounter in Juneau

A Close Encounter in Juneau

This photo is from my visit to Taku Lodge last Wednesday. I had my wedding ceremony there on August 8, 2001, and have been going back every year, but last week we had a great show from this bear. It was amazing how close I was able to get. Nyron Peters is Statendam’s shore excursions…   read more of “A Close Encounter…”