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Cruise Diary: Boca da Valeria, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Boca da Valeria, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! “Now you’ll see the real Brazil,” said one of the Holland America officers I had previously met, standing on the wooden near-makeshift dock near the minuscule…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Boca…”

HAL Mariner Writes Cruise Ship Book

HAL Mariner Writes Cruise Ship Book

Bert Lamers, frequent HAL-blog contributor and maritime historian, recently wrote a book (in Dutch) titled Cruise-praet, Ervaringen van een cruiseliefhebber’ (Cruise-talk: Experiences of a Cruise-Lover). The book is 176 pages long and includes nearly 200 colored photographs and recounts of personal experiences from his many voyages at sea. The book can be ordered through the…   read more of “HAL Mariner Writes…”

Amsterdam’s Autumn Leaves Fall Ball

Amsterdam’s Autumn Leaves Fall Ball

A few days ago we held a themed event called “Autumn Leaves Fall Ball.” The dining room and lounges were decorated in maroon, cooper, gold and black with lame fabrics, cascades, chair covers and napkins. Enjoy the photos!

Veendam Crew White Water Rafting in Chile

Veendam Crew White Water Rafting in Chile

It was a cold and rainy day in Puerto Montt, Chile but our crew members were up to the challenge for the crew Petrohue River Rafting Adventure. Here are some pictures. Enjoy! Odir Rodriguez is Veendam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cruise Diary: In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Enjoy these photos from our time in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. – Jocelyn Wu, HAL’s public relations special events coordinator

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Jerez is the sherry making capital of the world. It’s a wonderful place filled with the sweet smell of sherry. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam