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Diplomas for HAL-U Graduates

Diplomas for HAL-U Graduates

Here are two pictures of the latest HAL University graduates on board Prinsendam. Congratulations! Odir Rodriguez A. is Prinsendam’s human resources manager.

Zaandam Donates to American Bald Eagle Foundation in Alaska

Zaandam Donates to American Bald Eagle Foundation in Alaska

Special thanks to Laura Vlaardingerbroek, Zaandam’s lead medical officer, for submitting this post. These two pictures are from the recent donation of a complete blood count (CBC) blood analyzing machine by ms Zaandam. The donation was made on behalf of Holland America Line to the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska, on August 29,…   read more of “Zaandam Donates to…”

Cruise Diary: Bergen, Norway

Cruise Diary: Bergen, Norway

Guest Elise is on board Rotterdam with her daughter and will be sharing her experience with us during their time on board. Enjoy! We were told that today would be rainy, but the prediction did not deter us from enjoying this charming city. Bergen is a quintessential Norwegian call. The coast is dotted with houses…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo’s hit series Top Chef: Season Seven, sailed aboard Noordam’s 10-day Roman Empire cruise on July 17. During his time on board, Chef Sbraga performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Noordam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchens aboard each ship. The…   read more of “‘Top…”

Cruise Diary: At Nafplion, Greece

Cruise Diary: At Nafplion, Greece

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 Nafplion, Greece. Enjoy! July 13th: Nafplion, Greece Changing the Shuttle Today marked the beginning of our ascent of the Aegean Sea….   read more of “Cruise Diary: At…”

Sea Otters, Bald Eagles and Whales, Oh My!

Sea Otters, Bald Eagles and Whales, Oh My!

Special thanks to Cori Schauffler, HAL’s Personal Cruise Consultant, for sending in these great photos from the Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest shore excursion she took in Sitka, Alaska, while sailing with Oosterdam.