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Veendam Visits Penguin Sanctuary in the Falkland Islands

Veendam Visits Penguin Sanctuary in the Falkland Islands

Natallia Lynnik, Veendam’s casino dealer, sent in these great pictures from the ship’s recent excursion at the Majestic Penguin Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands. Thanks Natallia!

Eurodam’s Crew Appreciation Tour in St. Thomas

Eurodam’s Crew Appreciation Tour in St. Thomas

Some of the hardworking and dedicated crew members on board the Eurodam were treated to a Crew Appreciation Tour to Turtle Cove yesterday in St. Thomas. The Shore Excursion and Human Resources departments worked with one of our generous tour operators in St. Thomas to provide 30 tickets for 30 deserving crew. The tour tickets…   read more of “Eurodam’s…”

The Phillie Phanatic Gives HAL Bride Away

The Phillie Phanatic Gives HAL Bride Away

Holland America Line Business Development Manager Beth Widhson sent in the fun post about a recent Phillies Phantastic Voyage. Close to 300 Philadelphia Phillies fans enjoyed the third annual AAA Phillies Phantastic Voyage on the January 9th sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam. Fans attended photo sessions, autograph sessions, Q&A, a dance party and cocktail parties….   read more of “The Phillie…”

Club HAL Celebrates Christmas with the Kids

Club HAL Celebrates Christmas with the Kids

Here’s more pictures from the Ryndam Holidays! On Christmas Eve, Club HAL kids and tweens got a special visit from Pirate Kelly, the Ryndam’s event manager. She read them a special pirate version of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” All of the children loved her visit! After, they had another special visit from an elf…   read more of “Club HAL Celebrates…”

Amsterdam Hosts Children in Costa Rica

Amsterdam Hosts Children in Costa Rica

On December 30th, the Amsterdam hosted 96 local children from Costa Rica. The Amsterdam crew donated money, which was turned into gifts such as pencils, crayons, books and back packs to help make this a special day for these children who would likely have not received any Christmas gifts due to the current crisis and…   read more of “Amsterdam Hosts…”

Welcoming the New Year on Ryndam

Welcoming the New Year on Ryndam

Thanks to HAL guest Liliana C. Clark for sending in the following note and pictures from her recent cruise with her husband and daughter. The family celebrated New Year’s on board the Ryndam. Enjoy! Our names are Waldemar H. Clark, Jr., Liliana C. Clark and our daughter, Christina M. Clark. We celebrated the New Year…   read more of “Welcoming the New…”

Zaandam Postcards from Mexico

Zaandam Postcards from Mexico

Zaandam’s human resources clerk Eko shared with us these photos during the ship’s recent port call at Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Special thanks to Assistant Culinary Manager Csaba Desvari for snapping these photos at the street market.