These photos were taken during the retirement party in honor of Prinsendam’s 2nd Electrician Henry Dixon. Henry disembarked the Prinsendam on September 4, retiring from Holland America Line after being with us for 10 years. The captain, chief engineer, and all of his colleagues from the engine Department were on hand there to wish him… read more of “Dedicated HAL…”
My bucket list got shorter after the shore excursions to the Juneau Icefield to land on Mendenhall Glacier. The landscape was just incredible, white, blue, gray and black. Natural ice sculptures that demanded photos were everywhere. Every one of us made it up the wall where the view and exhilaration were equally fabulous. Joanne Gardner… read more of “Explorer’s…”
On September 3, the Eurodam made the transit through the Prince Christian Sund in Greenland. The day started bright and early and many guests were out on deck as of 6 a.m. to see our approach to the entrance to the Sund. The weather was magnificent, clear blue skies with incredible vistas. We entered the… read more of “Eurodam’s…”
Here are photos from Ryndam crew’s excursion at Mont Saint-Michel, a rocky tidal island and commune in Normandy, France.
Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed for the national holiday. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more Holland America Line-related content!
For all of you blog fans who want to get your HAL fix over the long holiday weekend, did you know that you can tour all 15 Holland America Line ships before ever stepping on board? Each HAL ship has more than 10 virtual tours featuring on-board dining and entertainment venues, fitness centers and public… read more of “Take a 360°…”
Labor Day Weekend is usually filled with all-American barbecues, parades and picnics. For a sweet and refreshing treat after a long day lounging in the sun, try Rudi’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler. We serve these in individual ramekins on board, but for casual celebrations use a single baking dish makes for an even more inviting… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent Discover Cinque Terre excursion in Italy, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. How cool is this trip with all of the languages! Spanish in Barcelona followed by French in Monte Carlo and now waking up to Italian… read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”