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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

I snapped this while in Tallin during the Old Town and Rocca al Mare tour. It is a storage shed in Rocca al Mare, an open-air museum of traditional Eesti rural architecture. It shows how locals adapted to difficult winter conditions. Rocca al Mare is nearly a complete village made up from authentic old houses…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Prinsendam Hosts HAL University Graduation Ceremony

Prinsendam Hosts HAL University Graduation Ceremony

Captain Roberts graciously hosted our congratulatory gathering in the Captain’s Quarters for the HAL University graduates. Each graduate was presented with their certificate of completion, and the evening was topped off with food, beverages and a HAL University cake. Also on hand to help congratulate everyone was Hotel Manager Firmin Van Walle and Chief Engineer…   read more of “Prinsendam Hosts…”

HAL Australia is Officially Open!

HAL Australia is Officially Open!

Holland America Line officially opened its new Australian office in North Sydney today. The office is located inside the Carnival Australia building and is led by Director of Sales Tony Archbold. HAL Australia will focus on and cater to veteran and new cruisers alike in the Land Down Under! On August 31, several of Australia’s…   read more of “HAL Australia is…”

Three HAL Ships at Port in Barcelona

Three HAL Ships at Port in Barcelona

Last week we sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Barcelona to Barcelona. These are the ships we saw at port in Barcelona. Enjoy!

iPhone iBlog: In France and Monaco

iPhone iBlog: In France and Monaco

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent visit to the French town of Menton and Monte Carlo, Monaco, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. I recently had the opportunity to taste these deliciously sweet and sticky treats called Kouinettes from Menton, France, a 16-minute…   read more of “iPhone iBlog: In…”

Kudos for Holland America Line and Ryndam

Kudos for Holland America Line and Ryndam

We wanted to send a few pictures of our Ryndam cruise to the fjords of Norway. It was a great vacation for us. Norway was beautiful and the crew members on the Ryndam made this voyage so comfortable and nice. It was just perfect. We know you can’t do anything about the weather but even…   read more of “Kudos for Holland…”