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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Puerto Vallarta

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Puerto Vallarta

This is for the art lovers. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has some of the most talented artists in the world. There are a lot of galleries and art stores in town. There is also a large amount of public artwork, especially on the downtown Puerto Vallarta malecon with its many sculptures and statues. Csaba Desvari Assistant…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Crew Pub Trivia Night on Veendam

Crew Pub Trivia Night on Veendam

The captain and hotel manager recently hosted a Pub Trivia Night for the officers in the Officers Bar. Each team of four represented a department on board and worked together on many rounds of trivia with various topics. The winners of the night were the Engineering team who narrowly defeated the WOB (wives on board)…   read more of “Crew Pub Trivia…”

Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates 4th of July

Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates 4th of July

Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note and photos from the center’s recent Fourth of July celebration. Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. A red, white and blue Fourth of July party was hosted by the ms Nieuw Jakarta’s crew committee with a country and western…   read more of “Nieuw Jakarta…”

It’s a Beautiful Day!

It’s a Beautiful Day!

Members of the engine department are greeting a new day while docked in Stockholm, Sweden. We visited St. Petersburg, Russia, the previous day. Thanks to Jonathan Dyas for snapping the photo. Jaap Wisse is Prinsendam’s chief engineer.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tierra del Fuego

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tierra del Fuego

This picture was taken in Ushuaia, the capital city of the Tierra del Fuego Province in Argentina. It looks as if a catastrophe occurred to the landscape but it is just that the weather is so harsh down there. The photo shows the delicacy of this place. The end of the world looks very harsh…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Video: Hoboken Pier – Then and Now

Rotterdam just completed its historic trans-Atlantic crossing and arrived at Pier 90 today in New York City. Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this great video of pictures from his time working as a HAL steward and making the same crossing 52 years ago, then docking at Hoboken, New Jersey, at the 5th Street Pier….   read more of “Video: Hoboken Pier…”

Amsterdam Hosts Award-Winning Seattle Symphony

Amsterdam Hosts Award-Winning Seattle Symphony

Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos from the Seattle Symphony’s spring recital on board Amsterdam. In June, Amsterdam hosted the Seattle Symphony on board for their spring recital. More than 100 guests enjoyed a delicious, four-course meal in the La Fontaine Dining Room, followed…   read more of “Amsterdam Hosts…”