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Eurodam Crew Donates to Salvation Army

Eurodam Crew Donates to Salvation Army

Over the last few months the Eurodam crew collected clothing and shoes to donate to the Salvation Army of San Juan. Along with this generous donation from the crew, the ship included four wheelchairs. Upon arrival of the Eurodam on 2/22 the Salvation Army truck met the ship to transport the donations to their facilities….   read more of “Eurodam Crew…”

Essay Contest Entry: Journey to a New Beginning in Canada

Essay Contest Entry: Journey to a New Beginning in Canada

The below was entered into Holland America Line’s trans-Atlantic essay contest. For details on how to enter, click HERE. The following account is a transatlantic crossing on April 19, 1958 aboard Holland America Line’s ss Waterman ship from Rotterdam to Halifax, Canada. Wednesday, April 9, 1958, was an overcast day as my family and I…   read more of “Essay Contest…”

Anyone for Sushi?

Anyone for Sushi?

I think we are going to need a bigger can!! I took this photo while at port in Manta, Ecuador. It’s deep frozen tuna being landed for processing. Anyone for Sushi? Best Regards,   Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer ms Rotterdam Holland America Line

Cabana Living on Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabana Living on Nieuw Amsterdam

Of all the areas on the Nieuw Amsterdam, the Cabana Club was by far our favorite, as well as the favorite area of everyone who rented one for either the week or day. It was a place to call your own, a place to make close friends for years to come. You could talk, read,…   read more of “Cabana Living on…”

Learn New Skills Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Learn New Skills Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Journalist Linda Coffman recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and got the inside scoop on the Digital Workshop and Culinary Arts Center on board the ship. Digital Workshop Introduced several years ago by Holland America, the Digital Workshop, which focuses on using Microsoft Windows programs, offers classes in everything from selecting the right computer to transferring…   read more of “Learn New Skills…”

Amsterdam Meets the Duyfken Replica in Sydney

Amsterdam Meets the Duyfken Replica in Sydney

When Amsterdam arrived at Sydney for its call on the Grand World Voyage, the ship liaised with the beautiful Duyfken replica. In 1606, the original Dutch ship Duyfken sailed from the Indonesian island of Banda in search of gold and trade opportunities on the fabled island of Nova Guinea. Under the command of Willem Janszoon,…   read more of “Amsterdam Meets the…”

Now That’s Some Fresh Seafood!

Now That’s Some Fresh Seafood!

Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin is aboard Amsterdam for part of the Grand World Voyage. In Sydney he went ashore and got some fresh seafood to bring aboard. Looks like he’s going to create something delicious for the guests tonight!