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Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

Just one of the spectacular ice formations atop Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and my sister and I on a two-hour hike atop the glacier. My photo album entitles this as “Sisters on a Great Adventure.” This was a 2005 trip and was just one of the amazing highlights of a two-week Alaska adventure that included flying…   read more of “Facebook Fans…”

Spotted: Ryndam at Funchal

Spotted: Ryndam at Funchal

Here are the photos of Ryndam at Funchal, Madeira, from Aad Hoogesteger, HAL blog fan and frequent contributor. He saw the ship while in Funchal on vacation.

New Nooks for Ryndam Crew Members

New Nooks for Ryndam Crew Members

Our wonderful Hotel Manager Simon De Boer came up with a brilliant idea to have newsletters such as Indonesian, Filipino news in both English and their native languages as well as various international newsletters available in the digital format. Four Nooks were installed in the crew mess room and four more are planned to be…   read more of “New Nooks for…”

Holland America Line Now Has Vegetarian-Only Menu

Holland America Line Now Has Vegetarian-Only Menu

Great news, vegetarian (and those who just enjoy the vegetarian dishes) blog fans! Holland America Line has introduced a new alternative, vegetarian-only menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to our main dining room menu. Our own Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has designed an exclusive 22-dish vegetarian and vegan menu that highlights vegetables and…   read more of “Holland America…”

A Visit to the Embera Village: Part 1

A Visit to the Embera Village: Part 1

Thanks to Sara Morrison, Holland America Line’s coordinator of onboard sales, who recently sailed and sent in this fabulous post and beautiful photos. Stay tuned for more posts from Sara about her incredible adventure! I recently took a cruise that ventured into the Panama Canal and I had the great privilege and honor of visiting…   read more of “A Visit to the…”

Wall Paintings in Funchal

Wall Paintings in Funchal

I received the attached two photos from Jan Yetke. The Amsterdam was in Funchal and there is a wall next to the pier where various ships will do a painting. She took these two photos of the Prinsendam (2006) and Amsterdam (2008) when they called at Funchal. Various cruise members do these paintings and you…   read more of “Wall Paintings in…”

Celebrating Queen’s Day Aboard Statendam

Celebrating Queen’s Day Aboard Statendam

Since orange is the color of the Royal Dutch family, Oranje stad or Orange Town in Aruba is of course a great place to celebrate Queen’s Day. A small gathering was held among Dutch guests and officers. A speech by Captain Schoonderbeek was finished with a typical Dutch tradition: a glass of orange liquor The…   read more of “Celebrating…”

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

We asked our Facebook fans to send in their “Picturesque Alaska” pictures and HAL guest Cathy sent us this note and lovely pictures. Thanks Cathy! My family and I have been on several Holland America cruises. Our trip to Alaska was the first with all four of us. The following pictures are from my dad…   read more of “Facebook Fans…”