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Joanne Postcards from St. Johns

Joanne Postcards from St. Johns

We took the St. John’s on Your Own shore excursion to get the ferry from the ship straight to St. John’s. We decided to take the mature trail to get to Caneel Bay beach so we got our exercise. It was a lovely day to snorkel and relax without the crowds of St. Thomas.

Veendam’s Soccer Team Ready for Action

Veendam’s Soccer Team Ready for Action

Here is a photo of Veendam’s football (soccer) club. As we begin our Bermuda season, we also begin our football season. Anne Marie is Veendam’s human resources manager.

A Visit to the Embera Village: Part 2

A Visit to the Embera Village: Part 2

Thanks to Sara Morrison, Holland America Line’s coordinator of onboard sales, for sharing these fabulous photos from her visit to the native Embera Indian Village during her recent cruise aboard Zuiderdam.

Zaandam’s Service Awards and New Hire Coffee Chat

Zaandam’s Service Awards and New Hire Coffee Chat

This week aboard the ms Zaandam, we had the pleasure of celebrating the milestones of some of our very hard working crew members. A coffee chat was held in the Rotterdam Dining Room to welcome over 40 new HAL crew members and four Service Awardees were honored for their dedication. In front of their peers,…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”

A Live Statue in Lisbon, Portugal

A Live Statue in Lisbon, Portugal

Here are some photos from Lisbon, Portugal. On the main street there are some live statues, just like on Las Ramblas in Barcelona but this guy is special – he is hanging in the air! Also, he is in the Guinness Book of record for standing motionless for 15 hours, two minutes and 55 seconds.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Farewell Panama, Hello Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Farewell Panama, Hello Alaska

Yesterday was our last transit through the Panama Canal, as we are heading up north to the beautiful areas of Alaska. Farewell Panama, Hello Alaska! Bert van Mackelenbergh Hotel Manager ms Statendam

Postcards from La Spezia

Postcards from La Spezia

Mary Schimmelman, manager of social media, is currently on board Eurodam and she sent in these beautiful photos during the arrival at La Spezia, Italy.