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Wedding Bells Ring on Nieuw Amsterdam

Wedding Bells Ring on Nieuw Amsterdam

My wife and I were married on Dec. 26, 2010, aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam in the Silk Den. It was my wife’s first cruise and my third on Holland America Line. I just want to say thank you so very much for everything that you do every day! My wife and I had a fabulous…   read more of “Wedding Bells Ring…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Bevy of Bikes

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Bevy of Bikes

This photo was taken in Copenhagen. Many people there use bikes to get around, which is evident in this photo. Every month we have a crew photo contest, and my photo won for the recent Baltic theme! Martyna Bujonek Adagio Strings Band Leader ms Eurodam

Spectacular View of Marjorie Glacier in Alaska

Spectacular View of Marjorie Glacier in Alaska

Special thanks to Zaandam’s Captain Andre van Schoonhoven for submitting this stunning photo on behalf of the ship’s photo manager, Nadia Mascarenhas. The photo was taken August 31 at Marjorie Glacier at Glacier Bay, Alaska.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Victoria, B.C.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Victoria, B.C.

If you ever get the chance to visit Victoria, British Columbia, on one of our ships, make sure to drop by the Parliament. They offer free tours of the building every 30 minutes. It is an awe-inspiring walk down the annals of history, giving you insight in the establishment and flourishing of British Columbia. Adrian…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Rotterdam Officer Receives Weather Observation Award

Rotterdam Officer Receives Weather Observation Award

Recently fourth officer Thomas Davis received a special honor from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Hundreds of merchant ships provide ‘Volunteer Observation Ship Weather Observations’ to various authorities around the world like the NOAA in order to assist them in their forecasting. During his time on board ms Rotterdam and ms Noordam Tom submitted over…   read more of “Rotterdam Officer…”

iPhone iBlog: Exploring Etruscan Tombs in Italy

iPhone iBlog: Exploring Etruscan Tombs in Italy

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent excursion in Livorno, Italy, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. This is the first shore excursion I have participated on where the motor coach driver has an espresso machine conveniently located next to his seat. Only in…   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”