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On Deck for the Cure: Oct. 29, 2010

On Deck for the Cure: Oct. 29, 2010

Today is the last day we will be posting an On Deck for the Cure fact in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about our wonderful program. The success of Holland America Line’s On Deck for the Cure program is a direct result of the spirit and generosity of…   read more of “On Deck for the…”

A Very Funny Story

A Very Funny Story

We were on the Zaandam cruising to Alaska recently. After dinner we went to a great show. At about 9:15pm or so we returned to our cabin. My wife commented that she was hearing voices. I laughed and said I am the one who partakes in adult beverages and if any one was to hear…   read more of “A Very Funny…”

Exploring the Museums of Lima, Peru

Exploring the Museums of Lima, Peru

There are two museums in Lima that provide a full exposure to the craftsmanship of those ancient societies who came long before the Inca. I visited both today on the Gold Museum & Ancient Treasures shore excursion. The Larco Museum is a private collection of 45,000 ceramic pieces that date back to well before Christ….   read more of “Exploring the…”

Amsterdam Postcards from Hong Kong, China

Amsterdam Postcards from Hong Kong, China

Last week I was in Hong Kong and saw Amsterdam there. I noticed the Grand Asia & Australia Voyage logo painted on her superstructure, a nice touch! These two photos were taken on October 19. Best regards from rainy Amsterdam! Bart de Boer Manager Cruises VCK Travel B.V.

HAL History: Rotterdam V in 1965

HAL History: Rotterdam V in 1965

Dear HAL Bloggers, These are three pictures of my first visit to a HAL ship. It was July 29, 1965. Rotterdam V was nearly ready for her trans-Atlantic crossing from Rotterdam to New York when I visited her with my parents and my brother. My mother made the color picture of my father, brother and…   read more of “HAL History:…”

On Deck for the Cure: Oct. 28, 2010

On Deck for the Cure: Oct. 28, 2010

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be posting an On Deck for the Cure Fact every day we publish this month. More than 65 ships in the Carnival Corporation family, including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Cunard Line and Seabourn, offer an On Deck for the Cure program to guests….   read more of “On Deck for the…”

Amsterdam Officer’s Memories of Hong Kong

Amsterdam Officer’s Memories of Hong Kong

Thanks to Amsterdam’s safety, environment and health officer Jonathan Bailey for sending in this post. At the age of eighteen the British Royal Navy saw fit to send me half way around the world on my first tour of duty! Destination, Hong Kong. This was my starting point of a long a successful career at…   read more of “Amsterdam…”