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Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York Skyline

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York Skyline

I took this photo of the Manhattan skyline from aboard ms Eurodam. This photo was taken with my first pocket-size digital camera. The setting sun created the unique colors in the picture. I loved New York City, it is an amazing city and this picture captures its great spirit. Moh Yamin Assistant Steward ms Eurodam

Way to Go Zaandam Team Members!

Way to Go Zaandam Team Members!

Here we have Chief Officer Jan and 2nd Officer Jeroen with the crew members who successfully completed the RocSante RocLock Hooks Course and Life Boat Assistant V2 course. Congratulations! Taromi Lourdes Joseph is Zaandam’s human resources manager.

Eagles and Whales in Alaska

Eagles and Whales in Alaska

HAL guest Genelle sailed on Oosterdam in May and was lucky enough to catch glimpses of killer whales and eagles during her Alaska trip. Thanks for sharing, Genelle! Beautiful to see a pod of killer whales in Juneau (including Mom and baby) and eagles in Sitka! — Genelle

Captain van Donselaar Celebrates 25 years with HAL

Captain van Donselaar Celebrates 25 years with HAL

Captain van Donselaar started his career 25 years ago with Holland America as a cadet on the ms Noordam. To commemorate the milestone, yesterday a chocolate cake (a favorite of Captain van Donselaar) was served on the bridge with the Deck Department.

Cruise Diary: Santorini and Athens

Cruise Diary: Santorini and Athens

Santorini, Greece Where do I start? This is the most beautiful of the ports, in our opinion. A beautiful and dramatic island. The ship docks in front of a volcano. This is the only port where we were tendered in by local tenders. Our options for ascending the 1000 foot cliff to the main town,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mount Bromo

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mount Bromo

This is Mount Bromo located in East Java, Indonesia. I was lucky enough to see it before it erupted. I like the view of the heavy smoke coming though the crater. I feel this picture represents beauty and danger. Although, unfortunately, there is only danger left at this moment. Paulus Yudananto Steward Restaurant ms Veendam