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…”
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…”
If you’ve ever been on a Holland America Line cruise you know just how hard our crew members work. In fact many crew members work an average of 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be tough for anyone. Now imagine working that hard without eating or drinking (not even… read more of “Zaandam Crew…”
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…”
Last week we sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Barcelona to Barcelona. These are the ships we saw at port in Barcelona. Enjoy!
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…”
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…”