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Video: Introducing the HAL Culinary Council

You already know about our esteemed Culinary Council. Now you will be able to get to know them better through a series of videos that includes interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at their involvement with Holland America Line. Here is the Introduction Video. Enjoy!

Rotterdam Crew Tour Rome

Rotterdam Crew Tour Rome

Special thanks to Mochamad Ardiansyah Aloetsyah, Rotterdam’s human resources clerk, for sharing this post. On May 11, 2012, our ship Rotterdam arrived in Civitavecchia, Italy. We took part in the Highlights of Rome tour. There were many beautiful and famous places there. We left the port of Civitavecchia by bus for a 90 minute ride…   read more of “Rotterdam Crew Tour…”

Cruise Diary: Mt. Roberts Tramway and Glacier Gardens

Cruise Diary: Mt. Roberts Tramway and Glacier Gardens

Journalist Pat Woods is currently on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and will be chronicling her journey for us. Alaska’s capital city has a friendly, small-town feel. Cruise ships dock downtown enabling passengers to walk to shops, the library (popular place for email), the Red Dog Saloon and the Mt. Roberts Tramway. Photo ops abound,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Mt….”

140 Years Young: Welcome Veendam

140 Years Young: Welcome Veendam

May 1996: HAL’s fleet grew to eight as ms Veendam IV entered service. The 55,451-ton, 1,627-passenger vessel embarked on its maiden voyage on May 15, 1996 after being christened by actress Debbie Reynolds who served as Godmother.

HAL Makes First Call at Ulvik, Norway

HAL Makes First Call at Ulvik, Norway

On May 11th, ms Ryndam made the first-ever stop by a Holland America Line ship at Ulvik, Norway, located on the left of the three small fjords at the end of Hardangerfjord. The ships also call at Eidfjord, located a short distance away on the right fjord, but this was a maiden port for the…   read more of “HAL Makes First…”

Back in Time with Statendam IV

Back in Time with Statendam IV

Special thanks to Henk van der Linden for sending in this great photo of the Regent Star on a September 15, 1991, sailing. The ship was also Statendam IV.

Prinsendam Crew Tours Throughout Europe

Prinsendam Crew Tours Throughout Europe

The Prinsendam crew got a chance to explore some great ports while participating on some fun crew tours. Enjoy these ports from various ports of call throughout Europe. These two photos are from the Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary House tour in Kusadasi, Turkey. This tour visited the Virgin Mary House and also the ancient…   read more of “Prinsendam Crew…”