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HAL Employees Get ‘On Deck for the Cure’ in Seattle

HAL Employees Get ‘On Deck for the Cure’ in Seattle

Rain or shine, last month we walked for the cause during HAL’s ‘On Deck for the Cure’ event here in Seattle. It was really fun! Sue Kautter Personal Cruise Consultant Holland America Line

U.S.P.H. Here We Come

U.S.P.H. Here We Come

Thanks to Ricardo Pijpers our Culinary Operations Manager, for sending in this photo and post. As the elegant Rotterdam sets sail for her last voyage of the exciting European season, the culinary team gets ready for the upcoming USPH inspection in the one of the upcoming U.S. ports. With the mindset “one team one mission”,…   read more of “U.S.P.H. Here We…”

Kudos for a Stellar Prinsendam Cruise

Kudos for a Stellar Prinsendam Cruise

I had the pleasure of cruising back to back for 28 days on the ms Prinsendam from Tilbury, London to Athens, Greece. All the staff were excellent but a couple of special mentions must go to Frank Buckingham who was simply amazing in his knowledge of all the ports we visited and to sensational cruise…   read more of “Kudos for a Stellar…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Magdalena Fjord

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Magdalena Fjord

This photo was taken during our scenic cruising from Ny-Alesund via the Magdalena Fjord to Longyearbyen, Norway. Ny-Ålesund is one of the world’s northernmost settlements at 78°55′N 11°56′E. Damaris Fens Guest Relations Supervisor ms Prinsendam

Rudi’s Recipes: Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Rudi’s Recipes: Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Here is the first recipe for the Thanksgiving Dish Contest! Here’s a delightful way to kick off the Thanksgiving meal. The pumpkin “bowls” can roast while the turkey is resting. Though the traditional jack-o’-lantern variety of pumpkin is fine for the bowls, use any other variety, even butternut squash, for the soup. Mini Pumpkin Soup…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Thanksgiving Dish Contest!

Thanksgiving Dish Contest!

Calling all Holland America Blog fans! In celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. next week, we’re going to feature one Thanksgiving recipe on the blog each day until the holiday. Some of the tasty dishes are from Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook and others are from our own shipboard chefs. If…   read more of “Thanksgiving Dish…”

Two Beauties at Port Everglades

Two Beauties at Port Everglades

On Nov. 11 the blog team went up to Port Everglades at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to go on board Statendam and Noordam. While there, we snapped a few exterior photos of the ships. It was a beautiful, sunny day!