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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

It’s not often that we get incredible weather like this in Antarctica. The sky is blue, the water is like glass … Perfection. This is one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth, and to be able to snap a photo like this is priceless. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam

Cruise Diary: My First Dispatch From Prinsendam

HAL blogger Gary Frink is currently 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! Our two days at the Holiday Inn in Hollywood, Fla., were tranquil to boring. My most profound occurrence was a not-so-hot haircut at Hair Cuttery, late…   read more of “Cruise Diary: My…”

Adventures Await at Every Port in South America

Adventures Await at Every Port in South America

Big thanks to Veendam’s entertainer Mara Jill Herman for sending in this fun post from her recent stops in South America. Enjoy! It’s been a month since I left the states but somehow it feels like much longer. As the Bermuda days of my itinerary dwindled, the temperature dropped and the Sundays in New York…   read more of “Adventures Await at…”

Where in the World is Pam?

Where in the World is Pam?

Ever since the 2008 bulbous bow picture (shown below), I have tried to find a similar exclusive photo opportunity that captures the uniqueness of living and working at sea with Holland America Line. While in this port (nameless for now), I would always see this incredibly idyllic small oasis two miles away. Instead of surfing…   read more of “Where in the World…”

A Playful Look at Zaandam’s Crew

A Playful Look at Zaandam’s Crew

Since the first day I began sailing with Holland America Line I have been amazed by one simple thing– just how happy our crew members are. Recently, we upgraded our crew recreation area and my clerk, Fikar, and I took some photos of our crew to decorate the new area. I thought I might share…   read more of “A Playful Look at…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: South Queensferry

Explorer’s Scrapbook: South Queensferry

This bridge is the railway bridge at South Queensferry, the gateway port to Edinburgh, Scotland. Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental and Health Officer ms Amsterdam

Veterans Remembered on Rotterdam

Veterans Remembered on Rotterdam

Today, along with the fleet, Rotterdam held a remembrance/veterans day service on the aft deck. November 11th may have been a Port Day in Morocco, but shortly after 10:00 a.m. (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) a number of guests took time away from their day to remember those who…   read more of “Veterans Remembered…”