This was a great day altogether with one event following the other in good succession. It started off with the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. Scenic sailing off and on from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. The weather and scenery were spectacular and like a fairy… read more of “Amsterdam’s…”
We have some new cocktails being served at the Captain Morgan on the Rocks Island Bar on Half Moon Cay featuring — you guessed it — Captain Morgan Rum! Mix up this tasty concoction at home and be transported to island paradise. MYRTLE BANK PUNCH Glass: Hurricane Ingredients: 2 oz CAPTAIN MORGAN Original Spiced Rum… read more of “Cocktail du Jour:…”
Here are some photos taken from the Valentine’s Day celebration on board the Amsterdam. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!
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…”
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…”
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…”
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
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!