Special thanks to Kirk Baruth, HAL’s Manager of Public Relations and Intranet, for this post. With the hoisting of the city’s flag, Lord Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb welcomed Holland America Line’s flagship ms Rotterdam and its crew to their new homeport in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on May 2. It’s been almost 40 years since Holland America… read more of “HAL’s…”
The recent pastry chef class (batch 34) prepared a mini extravaganza, for our visitors from St. Jude’s College of Manila during a familiarization tour on March 29th. They were WOWED by the presentation and taste. These pastry delights have been shared with the fleet and there has been a lot of positive feedback. Congratulations to… read more of “Pastry Chefs Wow…”
We’ve had quite a few special themed evenings aboard the Prinsendam during the ship’s Grand Mediterranean & Black Sea Voyage. When we were in Italy we visited Venice, Sicily, Sorento and Civitavecchia (Rome), and held a special Italian themed evening in the Lido and the dining room. After that we visited Saint Raphael, France, and… read more of “Prinsendam’s…”
*Stay tuned for Part 2 with photos and details of the materials offloaded on May 5. On May 5th, the Statendam made its final call of the season to the Port of Corinto, Nicaragua. Over the past few years the Statendam has visited this town only a few times, but was deeply affected by the… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
Akaroa, New Claedonia Alexander “Dony” Suryonugroho Night Audit Officer ms Volendam
Here are ms Rotterdam postcards, taken in Lisbon, Portugal. Enjoy!
During our (my wife and I) recent journey to Florida, Bahamas and New York, I saw the Veendam coming in to New York on Sunday, April 29th, at 7:30 a.m. With the sun to my back I was able to take a series of wonderful photographs. With kind regards from a cold Rotterdam, Bert Lamers
Special thanks to Sara Morrison, HAL’s Coordinator of Onboard Sales, for sharing this post from her Zuiderdam cruise. Before going on vacation I studied up on the history of the Panama Canal and how it was made. As a result of my homework, I eagerly anticipated our partial transit of the Panama Canal all week…. read more of “Zuiderdam Postcards…”