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Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part II

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part II

Here are some more photos of Rotterdam’s recent hosting of children in Corinto, Nicaragua. Aside from a tour of the ship and lunch at the Lido, the children also received donations of school supplies raised by sister ship Statendam.

A Milestone Celebration on Rotterdam

A Milestone Celebration on Rotterdam

The crew of the ms Rotterdam joined in to celebrate milestone-maker, Hotel Manager Hans Dernison! Since Feb. 5, 2011, Hans Dernison has been with Holland America Line for 35 years, 25 years in the position of Hotel Manager. For this special occasion, the crew of the Rotterdam threw a surprise party for Hans. Although Hans…   read more of “A Milestone…”

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part I

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part I

The crew of our sister ship ms Statendam had previously organized charity donations to be sent to schools in Corinto, Nicaragua. The donations included boxes with new school supplies, computers and used clothing. It was a pleasure being approached by them to help assist in delivering these donations knowing in what poor circumstances people live…   read more of “Sister Ships…”

Essay Contest Entry: My Dad and the ss Volendam

Essay Contest Entry: My Dad and the ss Volendam

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 in 1944 aboard the Holland America Line S.S. Volendam to France. The most memorable cruise on a HAL ship? How about 1944 and my then 22 year old father…   read more of “Essay Contest…”

A Look Inside Nieuw Amsterdam’s Tamarind

A Look Inside Nieuw Amsterdam’s Tamarind

HAL guest and blog fan Suzanne shared more great photos with us, this time of Nieuw Amsterdam’s Silk Den lounge with panoramic views overlooking the ocean and the pan-Asian restaurant Tamarind. Enjoy! You must have a million images of the Tamarind Restaurant but it was one of my favorite areas of the ship, not to…   read more of “A Look Inside Nieuw…”

Images from An Evening at Le Cirque

Images from An Evening at Le Cirque

Journalist Ginger Dingus recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and sent in a few of photos related to the An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill experience.