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Nieuw Jakarta Gets a Special Visitor

Nieuw Jakarta Gets a Special Visitor

HAL Pinnacle Grill Manager Martijn van Winden passed by Nieuw Jakarta, HAL’s crew training facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, while on holiday and sent in some photos of his time spent at the facility. While on vacation I visited the Nieuw Jakarta for a week to observe their Pinnacle Grill repeaters class and see first hand…   read more of “Nieuw Jakarta Gets…”

Captain’s Log: College Fjord

Captain’s Log: College Fjord

We were in College Fjord this morning. It was so calm that the mountains and glaciers reflected in the water. Despite the early hour, many guests were outside enjoying themselves and the commentary by our Travel Guide Richard. Andre van Schoonhoven is Zaandam’s captain.

Eurodam’s Sabri Sariah Presented with HESS Award

Eurodam’s Sabri Sariah Presented with HESS Award

Here are photos of our recent HESS (Health, Environmental, Safety and Security) award presentation with recipient Sabri Sariah. He was jointly awarded the January HESS suggestion award, along with the $750 prize, and a certificate of achievement in the presence of his staff officers, peers and Bosun. His winning idea is to enhance fall protection…   read more of “Eurodam’s…”

Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear

Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear

We are looking back at a wonderful cruise to the Norwegian Fjords on ms Ryndam. Here is a photo of the elegant Ryndam taken from the sightseeing boat in Stavanger. — Herman and Rachel Eijer, the Netherlands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

I took this picture in Antarctica because I thought the blue sky was a rare thing to see. I especially like the blue and white sky and the reflections on the water. It is a very tranquil and untouched scene. Walad Khaiyath Casino Manager ms Veendam

A Stroll Through Oslo, Norway

A Stroll Through Oslo, Norway

Today I decided to take you on a trip to Oslo, Norway. You all know that this is the place where the Nobel Prize is awarded to all the great world leaders and visionaries. It is also a place where history and the modern world live together in harmony. In the harbor, an old castle…   read more of “A Stroll Through…”

A New Dawn, A New Day

A New Dawn, A New Day

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite sunrise photo, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! Panama Canal Cruise on Zuiderdam. April 2-12, 2011. Taken between 6:45-7:15am, April 10, 2011 — John M. Campbell Taken from the Rotterdam on June 1, 2011, our last night on board, between Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. — Joyce Halee

Blogging from a Eurodam Cruise

Blogging from a Eurodam Cruise

I recently cruised on the Eurodam from Barcelona to Dover traveling solo. Loved every minute of it. It encouraged me to start a blog about travel. My most recent post is on how much I love Holland America Line’s Eurodam. HAL offers the best rates to solo travelers like myself. I love the crew, itineraries…   read more of “Blogging from a…”