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Addicted to Holland America Line

Addicted to Holland America Line

ADDICTION! Yes, we are prone to be as we “shop” for itineraries and ships — contemplating our return for our 28th sailing aboard HAL. This photo was taken in Quebec City in 2009. Because we have sailed Canada/New England several times does not prohibit our desire to sail again: September 10, 2011. We are excited…   read more of “Addicted to Holland…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Torres Winery

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Torres Winery

The Nieuw Amsterdam team had the opportunity to go on an educational excursion to the famous Torres Winery in Penedes, Spain, during our visit to Barcelona. It was an amazing experience, as the winery boasted a state of art audio-visual theatre in which they presented their brief history. No doubt the winery is fully equipped…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) are sailing the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. They chronicled their experiences in writing and pictures for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! Corfu’s so-called “new fortress” is one of the famous landmarks of the town and old port. When it’s time for lunch, there’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Seattle Archbishop Sartain Visits Westerdam

Seattle Archbishop Sartain Visits Westerdam

Holland America Line welcomed the Catholic Seafarer’s Center onboard the ms Westerdam Saturday, July 30 for its annual luncheon. The Catholic Seafarers’ Center is a social service agency in the Archdiocese of Seattle that provides a variety of services to many of our HAL crew members. The group hailed a remarkable 300 guests including Stein…   read more of “Seattle Archbishop…”

Maasdam Celebrates 700th Voyage

Maasdam Celebrates 700th Voyage

This picture was taken on July 17, 2011, to celebrate Maasdam’s 700th voyage. We were on top of the ship’s sky deck while in Quebec (Canada) with the Chateau Frontenac castle in the background. Natalie Ansari is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Rosyth, Scotland

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Rosyth, Scotland

I left the ship in Rosyth (on my bicycle of course), drove over the Forth Road Bridge and then after a 10-minute drive you are in the middle of Scottish farm land. Just on your own, no cars etc. around you, just the sound of silence … That is what I call relaxing!!! Jaap Wisse…   read more of “Explorer’s…”