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Win the Key to Half Moon Cay Contest

Win the Key to Half Moon Cay Contest

Head on over to Holland America Line’s Facebook page and check out their new contest, “Win the Key to Half Moon Cay.” The prize … a Caribbean cruise for four, including two verandah staterooms and air! All you need to do is submit a fabulous photo that reflects living the good life while on vacation!…   read more of “Win the Key to Half…”

Cruise Diary: A Half Moon Day

Cruise Diary: A Half Moon Day

Florida-based travel writer and photographer Timothy O’Keefe is currently on board Maasdam for the ship’s 35-day Caribbean Voyage with his wife Linda and will be blogging about his cruise experience. To read Timothy’s previous and future posts, click here. OK, I now understand its appeal. Virtually every Holland America Caribbean cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A…”

Captain’s Log: Back in the Caribbean

Captain’s Log: Back in the Caribbean

Our second Caribbean cruise has just started, this time on a slightly different itinerary, I’m pleased to say. Sometimes one finds oneself on ships which repeat the same itinerary every week and alternating is a far better option, providing the Officers and Crew some variation in their routine. On this particular cruise, we go to…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Plaque Ceremony in San Juan

Plaque Ceremony in San Juan

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Captain Mercer sent in this photo of the plaque ceremony in San Juan last week. It was the ship’s maiden call at the port.

Veendam’s Call at Ushuaia, Argentina

Veendam’s Call at Ushuaia, Argentina

Veendam’s Security Officer John Cabalde submitted this post: These pictures were taken during ms Veendam’s first visit to Ushuaia, Argentina, this season. It was very cold and snowing hard so we really faced a tough challenge conducting security screening at the ship’s gangway. Despite the cold weather, the vessel left without any security issues.

Dutch Navy Seal — Ready for Action!

Dutch Navy Seal — Ready for Action!

Cadet Harm demonstrating the ships life saving equipment! Your safety is the deck department’s primary concern!! Verlie Nelson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.

Prinsendam Postcards from the Mediterranean

Prinsendam Postcards from the Mediterranean

Hello everyone. We are still in the Mediterranean looking at old stones. For those who are wondering when I am working, these pictures were taken by my wife Mattie.