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Horseback Riding in Antigua

Horseback Riding in Antigua

By now you have figured out I like to DO things. The Horseback Riding Experience in Antigua was offered so I jumped at it. Sunfire, the rasta in the hat, is the owner of all the horses used for this trip. He has 31 horses presently and his sons work the business with him. I…   read more of “Horseback Riding in…”

Oosterdam’s Wedding Celebration

Oosterdam’s Wedding Celebration

Congratulations to Cesar and Nadiia who were married on February 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii! Both work in the Casino Department as casino supervisors on board Oosterdam. Cesar is from Ecuador and Nadiia is from Ukraine. They met on board the Carnival Triumph in 2010. He proposed by emailing a picture of himself holding up a…   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rudi’s Recipes: Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. So many tasty dishes are associated with St. Patty’s Day, but none so popular as Corned Beef and Cabbage. Here is a delicious recipe from our kitchen to yours, for your celebrations. Corned Beef and Cabbage Yield: Serves 12 INGREDIENTS: 5 lbs Corned Beef Brisket 4 quarts…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cocktail

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, here’s a tasty concoction that you can mix up at home. Thanks to Francisco Fernandes from Holland America Line for sending in the recipe. Shamrock Cocktail Ingredients: 1.5 oz Irish Whisky .5 oz Dry Vermouth .75 oz Crème de Menthe Green Garnish: Two green olives on stir stick….   read more of “St. Patrick’s…”

Cruise Diary: A Tale of Two Ports in Vietnam

Cruise Diary: A Tale of Two Ports in Vietnam

Days 68-69, March 14-15: Two Vietnamese ports, Nha Trang and Phu My, on our world cruise itinerary, introduced Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the world) and me to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Some passengers had been here during the Vietnam War and for them the stops were akin to a pilgrimage, oftentimes…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A…”

Statendam Crew Graduate Supervisory Excellence Course

Statendam Crew Graduate Supervisory Excellence Course

Congratulations to Statendam’s recent graduates of HAL University. The following crew members completed the supervisory excellence courses and received their diplomas early this month. Congrats guys! Natalie Ansari is Statendam’s human resources manager.