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Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Open House Galley Lunch

Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Open House Galley Lunch

During the crossing, Nieuw Amsterdam offered guests the option to pick up their own lunch from the galley so our passengers could see it during full operation. While some guests opted to actually pick up their lunch in the kitchen, other guests preferred to have their lunch served but came to view and take photographs…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

iPhone iDiary: In Portugal

iPhone iDiary: In Portugal

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is currently sailing on Rotterdam from Piraeus, Greece, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All photos were taken with his iPhone 4s. We were the only ship to make it in to port on this particular day. Well done Captain!

Noordam’s Crew Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Noordam’s Crew Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Noordam celebrated Halloween in style! About a hundred crew members joined in the costume contest creating and wearing all kinds of costumes. The crew danced into the wee hours of the morning celebrating. Here are the Halloween costume contest winners! Great job everyone– it was very hard to judge, there were so many great costumes….   read more of “Noordam’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Hubbard Glacier

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Hubbard Glacier

This is not a shot you get very often in Hubbard Glacier … the weather was great and visibility was good. In fact, I don’t think I have seen it that clear in 10 years of visiting Hubbard Glacier. Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental and Health Officer ms Amsterdam

Amsterdam Postcards from Alaska

Amsterdam Postcards from Alaska

Special thanks to HAL guest Gordon for sending us more great photos from his summer Alaska cruise. Enjoy!

Amsterdam Celebrates Indonesian Culture and Crew

Amsterdam Celebrates Indonesian Culture and Crew

Recently the Amsterdam visited three Indonesian ports. The ship visited Tanjung Priuk, Jakarta, on November 1, Semarang on November 2, and Tanah Ampo, Bali, on November 4. During these port calls, many family members of the crew visited the ship and all of them enjoyed it so much. Also on board we held an Indonesian-themed…   read more of “Amsterdam…”

Boodam II Joins HAL Fleet

Boodam II Joins HAL Fleet

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her latest creation — “Boodam II” — that she built during her recent HAL cruise to Hawaii aboard Oosterdam. To date we have featured seven of her previous creations — Sheepledam, Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam, Woohoodam and Rhymedam — on the blog. Great job,…   read more of “Boodam II Joins HAL…”