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Holland America Line Announces Plans for New Ship!

Holland America Line Announces Plans for New Ship!

Exciting news, blog fans! It was announced today that Holland America Line will build another ship for delivery in fall 2015. The 99,000-ton vessel will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at their Marghera Yard, near Venice. Fincantieri has built fourteen Holland America Line ships. The new ship will accommodate 2,660 guests in lower berths…   read more of “Holland America…”

Getting Creative with HAL Tiles

Getting Creative with HAL Tiles

Guest Sarah Boyer got creative with the Delft tiles she’s collected. What have you done with your Holland America Line memorabilia? Send us a photo and we’ll feature it on the blog: info@hollandamericablog.com. I needed a narrow-sized table and had several of the Delft tiles, so I asked a carpenter if he could make an…   read more of “Getting Creative…”

Statendam’s Crew Barbecue

Statendam’s Crew Barbecue

Statendam organized a great barbecue for the crew on board. The culinary team and Statendam officers were in full force working hard to prepare appetizing foods during an extremely successful barbecue along the pool-side of the Lido deck for our crew. Such a treat for everyone! Special thanks to our Human Resource Manager Hanna for…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Celebration of Oosterdam’s Arrival at Australia

Celebration of Oosterdam’s Arrival at Australia

On Tuesday, October 23, Oosterdam docked at Sydney, Australia, for the first time ever! The ship kicked off its sailing season down under at the Port of Sydney for a series of 10- to 28- day voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific. A special plaque exchange ceremony was held to commemorate the ship’s…   read more of “Celebration of…”

Maasdam Crew Visit the Happiest Place on Earth

Maasdam Crew Visit the Happiest Place on Earth

On Maasdam’s call to Port Canaveral, a few lucky crew members were able to join a tour to Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fl. Here are a couple pictures from the adventure. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

A Great Day for Soccer in Argostoli

A Great Day for Soccer in Argostoli

Here is a great shot of the dining room team, along with Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem and his son, after a day of playing soccer in Argostoli, Greece on Oct 22, 2012. Jack Rebours is Nieuw Amsterdam’s human resources manager.