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Just West of Broadway, the Show Did Go On

Just West of Broadway, the Show Did Go On

Thanks to Cast Member Mara Jill Herman for this fun post. Enjoy! Two weeks ago was particularly exciting because three best girlfriends from New York came on board ms Veendam for the week. It was wonderful to have all of our catch-up–on-life chats and also play tour guide while in Bermuda. The week started off…   read more of “Just West of…”

Want to Win an Alaska Cruise?

If you want to win an Alaska cruise on Holland America Line, head on over to our facebook page and “like” the line! A new contest on Facebook will award one fan a seven-day Alaska cruise for four including two verandah staterooms! The sweepstakes runs through Nov. 30, 2011 and the winner will be selected…   read more of “Want to Win an…”

Statendam Crew Glacier Adventure in Juneau

Statendam Crew Glacier Adventure in Juneau

On August 25, six Statendam crew members went on a Glacier Adventure by Helicopter excursion for an experience lifetime in Juneau, Alaska. At first we hiked around this new world and then we harnessed up and climbed up an ice cliff edge. We were very fortunate because it had been raining for several days prior…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

I took this picture in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. I am most proud of my photos from this day. I especially like this photo because of the spectacular two-dimensional perspective and because my colleague is seen on the top left of the photo. I love my job; it has opened me up to the world…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Ryndam at Valletta, Malta

Ryndam at Valletta, Malta

While on holiday, I photographed the Ryndam in Valletta, Malta, on August 31. I took the photograph from the beautiful Upper Baracca Gardens next to Castille Place. Behind the Ryndam you can see MSC’s Fantasia. – Bert Lamers, regular HABlog contributor and fan living in Rotterdam.

Wedding Bells Ring for Volendam Sweethearts

Wedding Bells Ring for Volendam Sweethearts

Best wishes to our newlyweds on board the Volendam: Culinary Operations Manager Csaba Desvari and Guest Relations Supervisor Anita “Ching” Elevado who met on board seven-and-a-half years ago and finally decided to tie the knot in the Ketchikan City Hall on September 5. Csaba and Ching went ashore and thought that they could get married…   read more of “Wedding Bells Ring…”

Sunset in the Aegean

Sunset in the Aegean

Dear HAL Friends, On September 1st, Noordam was crossing the Aegean Sea on its way from Kuşadasi to Santorini, when I had the opportunity to make this picture of the Sunset. Best regards, Hans Janssen

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Half Moon Cay

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Half Moon Cay

Pick your paradise! Options at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island, range from a Captain Morgan themed bar with specialty cocktails to miles of pristine white sands. You have never experienced ultra-fine sands like these in your life! DBA Holland America Line