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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Lofoten, Norway

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Lofoten, Norway

The silence, the colors, the flowers, the mountains. This must be paradise! It gives you the feeling that you are dreaming and you wish that this dream never ends. Jaap Wisse Chief Engineer ms Prinsendam

Husky Homestead Tour in Alaska

Husky Homestead Tour in Alaska

Holland America Line’s Director of Public Relations Erik Elvejord was on a CruiseTour that visited Denali National Park in Alaska and sent us these photos. Guests arriving from Anchorage are greeted by a five-week-old husky pup from Jeff King’s Denali-based home and kennel. A four-time Iditarod winner, Jeff King operates a kennel near Denali National…   read more of “Husky Homestead…”

Norway’s Picturesque Sunset

Norway’s Picturesque Sunset

Here are some beautiful photos of the Norwegian sunset taken by Ryndam’s Internet Manager Moldoveanu Eduard. Enjoy!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Amazon

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Amazon

“Hal ship under Indian Admiration.” My guests went ashore and mingled with the local Indian tribe when we were in the Amazon. And my crew sponsored the local school BOCA with writing materials and other gifts. It was a good day. Captain Albert Schoonderbeek Master ms Prinsendam (ms Ryndam above)

Rotterdam’s Indonesian Independence Day Celebration

Rotterdam’s Indonesian Independence Day Celebration

Special thanks to Franciskus Manalu for this article and photos from Rotterdam’s recent Indonesian Independence Day celebration. August 17, 2011, in Warnemunde, Germany, was a big day for Indonesian crew members on board ms Rotterdam. At 10 a.m., the flag-raising ceremony was attended by most of the crew members from each department, officers and the…   read more of “Rotterdam’s…”

Indonesian Independence Day on Veendam

Indonesian Independence Day on Veendam

The Indonesian community on board celebrated 66 years of Independence with a customary flag-raising ceremony followed by tug of war and sack race competition, gala dinner, and full crew party. There have been some fun events which started a few weeks earlier in preparation for the day such as chess, ping pong, and dominoes tournaments….   read more of “Indonesian…”