While docked at Stockholm, Sweden, Ryndam crew members enjoyed a delicious barbecue. Special thanks to Human Resources Manager Linda Daire for the photos.
During our overnight stay at St. Petersburg, Russia, the Pinnacle Grill team and the Signature Shops team transformed the Pinnacle Grill into an incredible Russian event. Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms Prinsendam
On Maasdam’s call at Reykjavik, 70 Maasdam crew members got to get off the ship to enjoy a warm and relaxing afternoon in Iceland’s most famous of geothermal spas, the Blue Lagoon. We all enjoyed bathing in the geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin, and also took advantage of the white… read more of “A Relaxing Day for…”
Travel writer Sherry Laskin sailed aboard Maasdam from June 2-10 to Canada/New England and documented the experience on her site, Cruise Maven. Here is her third entry. To read the full post, click HERE. When we departed from Bar Harbor, it was still raining and very windy, with rough seas. By the time we docked… read more of “Spend a Day in…”
July 30, 2006: Featuring the world’s most extensive shipboard art collection, Holland America debuts self-guided art tours using handheld iPod devices. Available feetwide, tours cover the unique art and antique collections, together valued at tens of millions of dollars. This is the first time a cruise line offers museum-quality self-guided tours to its guests. Recognizing… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
Big thanks to HAL Mariner Mike for sending us these scrumptious photos of his fine dining at the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto restaurant. My wife and I are just got off Eurodam where we enjoyed 10 wonderful days cruising the Baltic. The itineraries are always fun but just as exciting to me is the HAL… read more of “Savory Dishes…”
Thanks to HAL guest David for sending in some great snapshots of his family’s first cruise. We were on Zaandam from Vancouver to Seward for our first-ever cruise and our first trip to Alaska. — David from Marietta, Ga.
When Maasdam called at Bergen, Norway, our soccer team participated in the ‘Bergen Cruise Ships Championship.’ Maasdam’s soccer team played against the Boudicca soccer team (Fred Olsen Line) and Maasdam won the game with a score of 10-5! Congrats to everyone on the winning team – Holland America Line is proud of you! Jaime de… read more of “Maasdam Soccer Team…”