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Captain Bowland’s Birthday Celebration

Captain Bowland’s Birthday Celebration

November 8th was a special day on board the Eurodam as our Captain, Darin Bowland celebrated his birthday. A surprise gathering organized by Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens was held on the bridge for the Captain who was unaware and pleasantly surprised at the turnout of managers who assembled together to enjoy some delicious birthday cake….   read more of “Captain Bowland’s…”

Noordam Makes Donations in St. Lucia

Noordam Makes Donations in St. Lucia

We received these wonderful details from Noordam’s Hotel Manager James Deering and Human Resources Manger Janine Caratozzolo about their amazing day in St. Lucia. We placed 14 pallets of donated food and other goods along the pier in front of the ship. This became the backdrop for the Captain’s Presentation to the Prime Minister. The…   read more of “Noordam Makes…”

Zuiderdam Postcard from Panama City

Zuiderdam Postcard from Panama City

Hello, We wanted to share with you the picture we took on our excursion to Panama City last month. We had a wonderful cruise, we loved sailing with Holland America and the Zuiderdam! Maggie & Rich

Oosterdam Postcards from the Mexican Riviera

Oosterdam Postcards from the Mexican Riviera

Photographer Jim McConnell submitted these photos from his recent Mexican Riviera cruise on board Oosterdam with HAL contributing blogger Gary Frink. Thanks, Jim!

Captain’s Log: Avoiding Rough Seas

Captain’s Log: Avoiding Rough Seas

Captain Jonathan Mercer I’m feeling somewhat guilty, all those great photos on the blog and little from me. I have something of an excuse though, days at sea on our crossing were not without their challenges. Even before leaving Lisbon it became apparent that the shortest Great Circle route to the Bahamas was going to…   read more of “Captain’s…”