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Life as an Entertainer Aboard Veendam: Part 2

Life as an Entertainer Aboard Veendam: Part 2

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…”

Ben’s Visit to ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam

Ben’s Visit to ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam

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…”

Prinsendam Visits Norway and Scotland

Prinsendam Visits Norway and Scotland

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!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Holland Point Park

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Holland Point Park

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…”

Video: The Flag Comes Down

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…”