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Dedicated HAL Employee Set to Retire

Dedicated HAL Employee Set to Retire

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…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Climbing a Glacier

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Climbing a Glacier

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…”

We’re Celebrating Labor Day

We’re Celebrating Labor Day

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!

Take a 360° Virtual Tour of HAL Ships

Take a 360° Virtual Tour of HAL Ships

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°…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Sweet Addition to Labor Day Celebrations

Rudi’s Recipes: Sweet Addition to Labor Day Celebrations

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…”

iPhone iBlog: Discovering Italy

iPhone iBlog: Discovering  Italy

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:…”