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Eurodam’s Inaugural Call at Dublin, Ireland

Eurodam’s Inaugural Call at Dublin, Ireland

Sunday, August 28, was the first time Eurodam called at the port of Dublin, Ireland. To celebrate this occasion, we organized a plaque ceremony in the Crow’s Nest. Port Operations Manager Seamus McLoughlin received a Eurodam plaque from Captain Darin Bowland and in return Captain Bowland received a beautiful Irish crystal bowl from the port…   read more of “Eurodam’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York

A famous traveler once said, “There’s no place like home.” That’s why I always consider it so fitting that my first-ever sailaway working for Holland America Line was from New York, NY. Lady Liberty stands in the shadows as if to say, “Safe travels, we’ll see you soon, Anthony.” Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Zaandam’s Life-Saving Team Goes on Ice

Zaandam’s Life-Saving Team Goes on Ice

Last month at Skagway, Alaska, Zaandam’s Lifesaving Attendants Mali Bin Mohtar, Alek Iskandar, Handi, Sigegar and Lifesaving Officer Josh Matthews were treated to a spectacular morning of flying and discovery. For their hard work with changing all the Lifeboat wires, they were sent on a helicopter tour to Mead Glacier, marking the first time all…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Little Mermaid

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Little Mermaid

When visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, be sure to stop by and visit one of the country’s most famous citizens, The Little Mermaid. The statue was a gift from brewer Carl Jacobsen to the city, made by Edvard Erichsen. The Little Mermaid was unveiled at Langelinje in 1913. Did you know that Erichsen’s wife stepped in and…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

iPhone iBlog: The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

iPhone iBlog: The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent visit to Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. Antonio Gaudi designed this amazing Basilica in the early 1900’s and it is still being constructed. If I had one word to describe it…   read more of “iPhone iBlog: The…”

Westerdam Congratulates HAL University Graduates

Westerdam Congratulates HAL University Graduates

On August 11, Westerdam had the first graduation ceremony for the officers and supervisors who graduated from HAL University. In total 40 officers and supervisors completed their Leadership Academy and Supervisory Excellence. For five weeks they went through all the learning material and worked very hard. Great accomplishment. Congratulations to all. Jaime de Castro van…   read more of “Westerdam…”

Look Who’s Cruising: Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni

Look Who’s Cruising: Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni

Sirio Maccioni, legendary restaurateur and founder of Le Cirque, and his wife Egidiana, recently served as guest chefs on board Noordam to the delight of guests and crew alike. The Maccioni’s hosted two culinary demonstrations in front of a packed audience inside the ship’s Culinary Arts Center where they taught guests how to make Le…   read more of “Look Who’s…”