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It’s in the Details — A Photo Essay

It’s in the Details — A Photo Essay

Often we walk past things that are obvious, things that we take for granted. Recently, we upgraded our crew recreation area and my clerk, Fikar, and I took some photos of the ship to decorate the new area. I thought I might share a few with you.

An Artistic Expression of Gratitude for Adagio Strings

An Artistic Expression of Gratitude for Adagio Strings

HAL guests Arthur and Barbara Ovalle sent in a very original post for us. Here’s a great sketch of Adagio Strings, Ryndam’s string quartet. Thanks! We had the privilege of listening to Adagio Strings, Nadia, Lili, Alesia and Elena, on the Ryndam this past November 30. Here they are sketched by yours truly! Enjoy! —…   read more of “An Artistic…”

Cruise Diary: Day One Aboard Oosterdam

Cruise Diary: Day One Aboard Oosterdam

Jocelyn Wu, Holland America Line’s public relations special events coordinator, recently sailed on board Oosterdam with her mother to Mexico. Here is her first Cruise Diary entry.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Oosterdam at Sunset

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Oosterdam at Sunset

Here is my favorite photo from my recent trip. It’s a beautiful view of Oosterdam docked at Puerto Vallarta, taken right before sunset. Jocelyn Wu Special Events Coordinator Holland America Line

Castillo de San Cristobal in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Castillo de San Cristobal in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Thanks to HAL guest (and three-star mariner!) Berta for sending in the following pictures of her visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Berta took part in the San Juan Old & New shore excursion and called it a “must-see.” Enjoy the photos!

Fun Snapshots from HAL Travels

Fun Snapshots from HAL Travels

Thanks to HAL guest Louis for sending us pictures taken during two different HAL cruises. These two pictures were taken during our Grand World Voyage in April 2009 on ms Rotterdam…

Greetings from Statendam

Greetings from Statendam

Hello from Statendam! Here’s a postcard from the Statendam with some of the photos I took on board. The upper photo is Statendam in Half Moon Cay. Bottom row, from left: dish in dining room, relaxation room, our book “the art of cruising” and dessert. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.