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Jan & Julie’s Cruise Diary: Thanksgiving on Ryndam

Jan & Julie’s Cruise Diary: Thanksgiving on Ryndam

We were in port in Mahogany Bay on Roatan Island, Honduras, on Thanksgiving and found these cute birds on a tour. Since they were not turkeys, they had nothing to fear that day. Carnival Corp. built the new welcome center and docking faculties at Mahogany Bay.

Amsterdam’s Grand Show Buffet

Amsterdam’s Grand Show Buffet

Amsterdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld submitted this post and photo from the ship’s recent Grand Show Buffet. Executive Chef Bernie and the Amsterdam Kitchen Brigade have created a spectacular world of culinary delights — a Grand Voyage–exclusive feast for both the eyes and palate. During this event, guests can marvel at the artistry of…   read more of “Amsterdam’s Grand…”

Zaandam’s Newest Captain!

Zaandam’s Newest Captain!

HAL guest Kim Armenti submitted this note and photos from her family’s recent Alaska cruise on board Zaandam. Thanks, Kim! We recently had the pleasure of sailing on your cruise ship, the ms Zaandam, to Alaska at the end of August. We were really hesitant about bringing our 17-month old son, Aidan Lou, with us,…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”

Captain’s Log: It’s a Boy!

Captain’s Log: It’s a Boy!

Born Nov. 26, a boy, 8 lb 4 oz, Oliver!!!! The wonders of modern communications, deep in the Atlantic and a photo, in the blink of an eye 🙂 Captain Jonathan Jonathan Mercer is master of Nieuw Amsterdam.

Thanksgiving Day Around the Fleet

Thanksgiving Day Around the Fleet

Here are some scenes from Thanksgiving Day celebrations throughout the HAL fleet. Enjoy! Amsterdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld submitted these photos from the ship’s on board festivities:

Jan & Julie’s Cruise Diary: Not Missing Seattle’s Snow

Jan & Julie’s Cruise Diary: Not Missing Seattle’s Snow

Seven days on a Holland America Line ship is never enough, so when my daughter and I decided we wanted to cruise the Caribbean we looked for a cruise of at least 10 days, preferably 14. What we decided on was a Collector’s Voyage out of Tampa. It’s back-to-back seven-day cruises on ms Ryndam with…   read more of “Jan &…”