The Indian crew on board Veendam celebrated India’s Independence Day on August 15. Although the Indian community is small on-board, the enthusiasm and spirit of crew members of all nationalities transformed the celebration into a fun night of music, dance and socializing. “Though we are in mid seas far away from our country we love… read more of “Veendam Crew…”
For our last time in Copenhagen we were docked along the beautiful Langelinie Pier. This location makes it very easy for the guests and crew to walk directly into town, which we did. From the ship you walk along the Langelinie Allee towards the most famous Copenhagen landmark, the Little Mermaid. Continuing through the Kasteljet… read more of “Marco’s…”
On August 16, in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, Ryndam’s Indonesian community conducted the flag-raising ceremony for the 66th year of Indonesia’s Independence Day. Enjoy these photos from the event!
This is the ms Prinsendam docked at the port of Lyttelton in New Zealand (port city for Christchurch). Between Lyttelton and Christchurch you can take a gondola ride to an excellent view point where this picture was taken. Barron Grant Revenue Marketing Support Holland America Line
HAL guest John, sailed the Mediterranean on-board Nieuw Amsterdam and sent in these photos of two HAL ships meeting in Greece. Thanks, John! My wife and I are enjoying a wonderful Mediterranean Tapestry cruise on board the fantastic Nieuw Amsterdam. On July 24, under clear blue Mediterranean skies, Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam met in Katakolon,… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam and…”
After donations from the coin box near the crew office in 2010, and $118 to Love Inc, a Ketchikan food bank in June 2011, the initiative was taken to hold a concentrated coin collection drive in the month of July 2011 for Love Inc. again. The incentive was that whatever the crew and officers would… read more of “Captain’s…”
As part of the Indonesian Independence Day festivities, Oosterdam’s Indonesian Independence Day Committee organized a singing contest called “Oosterdam Idol.” Fifteen crew members put on an amazing show and there was even a special stage built for the event. “Oosterdam Idol” was hosted by Event Manager Blair Forsyth-Stark and Beverage Manager Kenneth Johnson and the… read more of “Crew Members Take…”
Catherine’s Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, is one of two of the most lavish palaces there. Constructed by order of Empress Catharina from 1717 to 1756 to “compete” with Peterhof, it does compete very well. It is known for it’s lavish decorations and Amber Chamber. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam