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Cruise Diary: Kusadasi, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Kusadasi, Turkey

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. Enjoy!

Kudos to a Wonderful Crew

Kudos to a Wonderful Crew

We received this snapshot from a thoughtful guest taken during their recent Baltic Sea cruise with Holland America Line.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Forever Friends

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Forever Friends

The staff and crew on board become very close, like family. We eat, sleep, work and play together. This photo of Aretha, Erin, Risna and Andri was taken in Nawiliwili, Kauai, during some fun time ashore. Faozan Housekeeping Attendant ms Zaandam

Cruise Diary: Santorini, Greece

Cruise Diary: Santorini, Greece

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. Enjoy! The huge caldera where the ship moored is actually the crater of an enormous volcano that erupted in ancient times. Legend has it that the eruption caused the plagues of Egypt during Moses’ time and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

HAL’s Future Officers

HAL’s Future Officers

These pictures were taken last formal night of my son Tiziano (left) and Luke, the son of our S.E.H. Officer Jason. Tiziano and Luke have been spending the last few months together and are very close buddies. Last year they were together as well here on the Eurodam, but soon the time will come that…   read more of “HAL’s Future…”

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s Director of Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft sent in this post about the recent Mariner Society Cruise aboard Rotterdam’s crossing in July. It sure looks like they had a lot of fun! The July 12, 2011, crossing from New York to Rotterdam traced Holland America Line’s 139 year history of crossing the Atlantic…   read more of “Mariner Society…”