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‘Dam’ Hard Work: The Bakery

‘Dam’ Hard Work: The Bakery

Working at sea can be tough. I have a saying, “Every day is Wednesday,” because from the day we step on board until the day we go home not a day goes by that we are not working. Now you might find it a bit tough to find pity in your heart for us since…   read more of “‘Dam’…”

Marco’s Moments: Scenic Cruising Faroe Islands

Marco’s Moments: Scenic Cruising Faroe Islands

After our day in Torshavn, we planned scenic cruising in the evening along the Vestmanna coast of the Faroe Islands. Even though the weather did not turn out the best, we still had many opportunities to take some beautiful images of the scenery. The Faroe Islands are an island group between the Norwegian sea and…   read more of “Marco’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Biking to the Top of the World

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Biking to the Top of the World

I felt a massive sense of accomplishment upon arriving on top NordKapp in Norway via bicycle from the port of Honningsvag. The voyage was extremely challenging (33km), long (2½ hrs) and very strenuous, but somehow perseverance got me through. I am proud for myself and fellow co-workers that took the journey that day and it…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

iPhone iBlog: Dubrovnik and Corfu

iPhone iBlog: Dubrovnik and Corfu

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her time in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and Corfu, Greece, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. Here is a picture-perfect moment of the Nieuw Amsterdam sailing in to Dubrovnik at 6:30 a.m.

Statendam Rewarded as Best-Selling Ship

Statendam Rewarded as Best-Selling Ship

Out of more than 100 ships, Statendam was rewarded for being the best-selling ship within the Starboard group. Shop manager Vladimir Zuber, part of the Statendam team for the last couple of years, is the driving factor behind this success. Congratulations to Vladimir, who just received the award from the Starboard group. Bert van Mackelenbergh…   read more of “Statendam Rewarded…”

A Black and White Affair on Eurodam

A Black and White Affair on Eurodam

On the evening of September 5, a beautiful Black and White Ball was held on board the Eurodam. The honorary hosts for the ball were Hotel Manager Marco van Belleghem and Librarian Jessica Scheuler. As they led the first dance, they set the tone for a lovely evening of dancing and fun. Guests were given…   read more of “A Black and White…”

Eurodam Welcomes Special Guests in Greenland

Eurodam Welcomes Special Guests in Greenland

On September 4, the Eurodam called at Greenland’s southernmost town of Nanortalik. The ship had communicated previously with the port agent to arrange a ship visit for the local children during the port call. At 11:15 a.m., a special chartered tender went shore-side to pick up all 56 children and three representatives. The children were…   read more of “Eurodam Welcomes…”