Aside from the gorgeous backdrop, my job is wonderful. It’s like appearing in a rotating repertory company because we perform different shows nightly. I’m in the cast of the Showroom at Sea. We have an opening night show called Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. This is when the Cruise Director welcomes everyone onboard and my… read more of “Life as an…”
Special thanks to HAL guest Marc for sending in the following note and photos of his recent Alaska cruise. Thanks Marc! My wife Jennifer and I just returned from an Alaska cruise on Oosterdam from June 25 to July 3. It was our first cruise ever and we loved all of it. While in Glacier… read more of “Spectacular View of…”
Here are photos from our visit on board ms Rotterdam on July 21 in Rotterdam. Yvon and I took two cruises on ms Rotterdam before she was docked and underwent some major changes. We heard many stories about the new bars, pool area and the new Lanai staterooms.Thanks to Captain Krombeek we had the opportunity… read more of “A Sneak Peak at…”
Ben Lyons, a lifelong fan of Holland America Line who has worked both as a writer and a deck officer, recently visited Rotterdam and Rotterdam in Rotterdam. Enjoy Part 4 While it would be a stretch to say I didn’t get any sleep Friday evening, I definitely felt a level of anticipation akin to a… read more of “Ben’s Visit…”
I took these photos on July 21, while ms Rotterdam was at port in Rotterdam. Enjoy!
We continued our voyage along the Norwegian coast and also visited Scotland. Here are some pictures from the last stops on our cruise as we are on our way back to Amsterdam. Enjoy!
From the cruise pier in Victoria, British Columbia, it was a short walk to Holland Point Park, and nearby Beacon Hill Park. It’s a great place to sit, relax, and just take in nature all around you. Make sure you come at springtime to see all the beautiful flowers in bloom. Adrian Alarilla Reservations Agent… read more of “Explorer’s…”
We had a great time in Rotterdam when ms Ryndam and ms Rotterdam were here. We are proud of Holland America Line’s Dutch roots and its ships sailing under the Dutch flag. Here is a video I made while sailing on Maasdam. It shows how a crew member takes down our Dutch flag. When I… read more of “Video: The Flag…”