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Misty Morning in Alaska

Misty Morning in Alaska

Special thanks to Mariners Mike and Di Weeks for sharing these photos from their August sailing aboard Westerdam. Here are a few photos from our cruise aboard Westerdam showing the sunrise in Ketchikan and at anchor in Sitka. The Ketchikan sunrise was just after 5:00 a.m., and ten minutes later a “pea soup” fog rolled…   read more of “Misty Morning in…”

Volendam Docked in New Zealand

Volendam Docked in New Zealand

Thanks to HAL guest Sandra Rodger for sending us this nice photo from her Volendam cruise to New Zealand.

Cruise Diary: Sushi at Tamarind

Cruise Diary: Sushi at Tamarind

No stay on the Eurodam would be complete without a visit to Tamarind. Love sushi? This place is for you! The menu is based on the feng shui elements of water, fire, wood and earth. The décor at Tamarind is modern and its wait staff so delightful. Pamela Baade, Holland America Line’s manager of corporate…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Sushi…”

Happy Thanksgiving from Statendam!

Happy Thanksgiving from Statendam!

The officers and crew from Statendam wish all the blog readers a Happy Thanksgiving. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Valencia, Spain

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Valencia, Spain

The City of Arts and Sciences Museum in Valencia is an incredible masterpiece of architecture. It is considered to be the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia, and I agree that it’s spectacular. I have many more photos, so stay tuned for a full post of this magnificent facility. Martin Jaxa-Rozen…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Crew Party on Rotterdam

Crew Party on Rotterdam

Thanks to Human Resources Clerk Franciskus Manalu for sending in this post to share along with my photos. On October 29, during Rotterdam’s over-night stay at Haifa, Israel, crew members enjoyed a fun crew party. We invited the local DJ, Moshe Tal, with all of his equipment, which made the party even more lively. The…   read more of “Crew Party on…”

Congrats HAL University Graduates!

Congrats HAL University Graduates!

Westerdam recently had 37 crew members graduate from HAL University’s Supervisory Excellence program, 29 of which are featured in the photo below. Congratulations grads! Joshua H. Juel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.

Eurodam Hosts 2011 Cruise Holidays Annual Convention

Eurodam Hosts 2011 Cruise Holidays Annual Convention

Special thanks to Charles J. Dunwoody, HAL’s senior director of national accounts, for these photos taken during the 2011 Cruise Holidays Annual Convention and Eurodam’s On Deck for the Cure walk November 5. Enjoy! [/caption,