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Cruise Diary: Mariner Lunch

Cruise Diary: Mariner Lunch

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are currently on a seven-day western Mediterranean cruise on board Ryndam. They will be staying on for a second HAL cruise right after they complete this one and will be chronicling their back-to-back cruising experience for us on the blog. It is a fact that Holland America Line has the most…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Vintage Holland America Line

Vintage Holland America Line

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Fred Claessen for sharing these vintage photos with us of Rotterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Maasdam.

Cruise Diary: Royal Dutch High Tea

Cruise Diary: Royal Dutch High Tea

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are currently on a seven-day western Mediterranean cruise on board Ryndam. They will be staying on for a second HAL cruise right after they complete this one and will be chronicling their back-to-back cruising experience for us on the blog. When we returned to Ryndam the Royal Dutch High Tea was…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Royal…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Juneau

Csaba’s Aperture: Juneau

Great shot of seals in Juneau, Alaska. Seems like a duel took place and the opponent/challenger’s head is falling front of the new king! Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Postcard from Iceland

Postcard from Iceland

Thanks to Facebook fans Marcia and Wayne Skinner for sending in this great post and beautiful photo from their recent cruise on Eurodam. We just completed a cruise on the ‘mighty Eurodam’ in the North Atlantic from Amsterdam to New York. I wanted to make a special mention about how well our captain and cruise…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Amsterdam Awards Crew for Years of Service

Amsterdam Awards Crew for Years of Service

Aboard Amsterdam we had the pleasure of celebrating the milestones of some of our very hard working crew members. These pictures are from our September Service Awards and retirement celebration for Boatswain Aris who received his 40-year service award.

Bert Wins Another Photography Contest!

Bert Wins Another Photography Contest!

Congratulations once again to Bert van Mackelenbergh, Statendam’s hotel manager, for winning yet another photography contest. Bert’s photo of Glacier Bay National Park was chosen as a ‘Weekly Winner’ in the ‘Share the Experience Photo Contest.’ Below is the winning photo.