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Bert Takes Top Honors in the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competion

Bert Takes Top Honors in the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competion

Big congratulations to Bert van Mackelenbergh, Statendam’s hotel manager, who won the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competition! Bert’s winning shot was chosen from among hundreds of entries submitted to the photo competition which was held by the Glacier Bay National Park Service. Below is the winning photo. Congrats again Bert!

Cruise Diary: Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Cruise Diary: Naples and the Amalfi Coast

HAL guest George Labecki and his family sailed aboard Nieuw Amsterdam’s Mediterranean Tapestry cruise throughout Europe this past July and documented his experience in a journal. Below is the entry from his visit to Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy! July 10th Adding Some Colors We awoke to a site that I didn’t expect but…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Rotterdam’s Beverage Team Enjoy Whiskey Tasting in Scotland

Rotterdam’s Beverage Team Enjoy Whiskey Tasting in Scotland

On August 28th, two groups, each with 10 crew members from Rotterdam’s beverage department, took a team-building trip to the Glenmorangie Distillery in Invergordon, Scotland that produces single malt Scotch whiskey. Here are pictures of both groups touring the factory and having a tasting of their own!

Nieuw Amsterdam Anchored at Santorini, Greece

Nieuw Amsterdam Anchored at Santorini, Greece

Here is a snapshot from my exciting 24-day cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam. It was taken on Saturday, September 1, in the beautiful Santorini, Greece. – Jesús Armengol

Captain’s Log: Volendam Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

Captain’s Log: Volendam Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

On August 29, Volendam donated approximately $200 in Canadian coins to British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Below is a picture of myself handing over the jar to Krishna, a YVR agent. The coins were accrued in a collection box where crew members contribute their change when they return from shopping. Peter Bos is Volendam’s…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Rotterdam Crew Visits the ‘End of the Earth’

Rotterdam Crew Visits the ‘End of the Earth’

On August 18th, Rotterdam’s crew took a tour to North Cape leaving from the port of Honningsvag. At North Cape you can expect four seasons in just one hour, so the team was lucky to experience a clear view of the “end of the earth.” Here are pictures from the tour. Enjoy!

Eurodam Crew Tours Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Eurodam Crew Tours Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Here are two snapshots of Eurodam’s crew tour to the Blue Lagoon while we were in Reykjavik, Iceland, on September 4-5th. Julie Seidel is Eurodam’s human resources manager.