Today, April 30, is the Netherlands’ national holiday Konninginen dag (Queen’s day). Today we celebrate the birthday of Queen Beatrix. It’s not Her Majesty’s official birthday, she was born Jan. 31, 1938. April 30 was the birthday of Her Majesty’s mother, Queen Juliana. When Queen Juliana abdicated, Her Majesty ordered that April 30 stays Queen’s… read more of “It’s…”
I captured today Nawiliwili. Kauai was our last port of call for the Hawaiian season. We are heading to see the other beauty called Alaska… Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam
Special thanks to Ryndam’s Human Resources Clerk Ray for submitting these photos from a recent crew tour at Mont St. Michel and a visit to London.
Special thanks to HAL guest Bryan Lomas for sending in this beautiful photo taken in Auckand, New Zealand where he bid farewell to Volendam after his March cruise.
The futsal tournament was held on-board the Ryndam. Crew members from the house keeping, laundry, entertainment, shops, dining room, engine and deck departments made up the eleven teams who participated in the tournament. A team of sailors were declared the winners and received a prize to congratulate them on their victory. Kateryna Bannikova is Ryndam’s… read more of “Ryndam’s…”
Enjoy this photo taken at Samoa from I Gde Suardhana, a Pinnacle Grill waiter aboard Maasdam.
Days 111-112, April 26-27: Gratitude is like a bud that blooms into a beautiful flower when thanks are actually given. Today I have a whole garden of blossoms for Holland America’s Amsterdam as our 112-day Grand World Voyage draws to an end. This World Cruise, of which Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Thanks to Christine Thurlow, manager national accounts for Holland America Line, who sent in the fun post from, Christina H., one of her contacts. Julia is still in touch with 7 teens she met on the Veendam when we did Antarctica in December. They bought a shirt on board and it is visiting all the… read more of “Sisterhood of the…”