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Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Special Guests

Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Special Guests

These pictures are from a recent ship visit made by Mr. Fauzi Daud and two representatives from the Jakarta SBI Management team — Mr. Ronny Pahlawan and Mr. Suherman Samiri. They came aboard Nieuw Amsterdam on September 13 to meet our Indonesian crew members. Jack Rebours is Nieuw Amsterdam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Palma de Mallorca

Cruise Diary: Palma de Mallorca

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. This morning after a fine breakfast in the dining room we…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Palma…”

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Dutch Chef Pieter Scheermeijer is currently sailing aboard Rotterdam’s Spain and Portugal Explorer cruise until Sept. 22. During his time on board, Chef Scheermeijer will hold classes, perform cooking demonstrations, showcase his culinary expertise and share tips with guest in Rotterdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions…   read more of “Chef Pieter…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Tracy Arm Fjord

Csaba’s Aperture: Tracy Arm Fjord

Spectacular scenic cruising near Juneau, Alaska. I was able to take this breathtaking photograph while sailing the Tracy Arm Glacier. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Cruise Diary: Settling In

Cruise Diary: Settling In

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. Here is their first entry, enjoy! As usual the boarding procedures…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Congrats to Canine Mariner Travis!

Congrats to Canine Mariner Travis!

Captain Arjen Van der Loo and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg, both big dog lovers, were delighted to present Travis, Mrs. Young’s trusted service dog, with his own 100-day Mariner medal aboard Oosterdam. Travis is a rescue from the Dallas dog shelter and after training has been assisting Mrs. Young with her balance issues. Travis did…   read more of “Congrats to Canine…”