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Congrats to the Volendam Team for Their Weather Observation Award

Congrats to the Volendam Team for Their Weather Observation Award

Congratulations to the Bridge Team on Volendam. The ship recently was named Weather Cruise Ship of the Year by NOAA/VOS for 2010’s contributions to weather observations. The ship made an astounding 6,190 observations, besting all other participating vessels. We did a post last year from Captain Bos with a good explanation of the program. In…   read more of “Congrats to the…”

Postcard from Puerto Rico

Postcard from Puerto Rico

Blog fan Suzanne recently took her first HAL cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam, and she sent us this beautiful photo from her travels. More to come from Suzanne! Welcome to Castillo de San Felipe del Morro Declared a World Heritage elite by the United Nations in 1933. El Morro is Puerto Rico’s best known fortress. Spanish…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Essay Contest Entry: Crossing on ss Zuiderkruis

Essay Contest Entry: Crossing on ss Zuiderkruis

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 February 12, 1952 aboard the Holland America Line S.S. Zuiderkruis from Rotterdam to Halifax Canada. After boarding the Zuiderkruis my father, mother, brother and myself sailed past the…   read more of “Essay Contest…”

Zaandam Postcards from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Zaandam Postcards from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

These two photos were taken Feb. 13th in Puerto Vallarta by Zaandam’s Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Csaba Desvari. Enjoy! Eko Human Resources Clerk Zaandam

Cocktail du Jour: Jalapeño Martini

Cocktail du Jour: Jalapeño Martini

This special martini is served in the Silk Den bar and sounds like it has a little kick! Yield: 1 cocktail Glass: Martini glass Ingredients: 2 1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz olive juice 1/2 oz jalepeño julice Garnish: Jalepeño-stuffed olives. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Enjoy!