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Amsterdam’s Festive Teppanyaki Barbecue

Amsterdam’s Festive Teppanyaki Barbecue

Here are some photos from the Teppanyaki Barbecue we held on board Amsterdam. Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The lido deck was decorated with Japanese umbrellas and other traditional ornaments. The food was absolutely delicious. We all had a great time!

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. During our current 35-day voyage from Seattle to San Diego, we made a stop at Fanning Island. Paradise on earth! Not because of the blue water and beautiful palm trees, but because of the people. Young and old welcomed the…   read more of “Westerdam Receives…”

Beautiful Half Moon Cay

Beautiful Half Moon Cay

Thanks to HAL guests Linda and Donald Bair for sending in these gorgeous photos taken in Half Moon Cay while on a cruise with Zuiderdam. Half Moon Cay is one of our favorite places in the world! — Linda and Donald Bair

140 Years Young: Ryndam Sets Sail

140 Years Young: Ryndam Sets Sail

Oct. 20, 1994: Ryndam, HAL’s third ‘S’-class ship, is christened at the port of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., before setting sail for her first Caribbean cruise. With a Dutch worldwide exploration theme, the decor of Ryndam features art and artifacts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. At the heart of Ryndam is a three-story atrium…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Prinsendam’s New-Hire Coffee Chat and Service Award Presentation

Prinsendam’s New-Hire Coffee Chat and Service Award Presentation

At the end of September, Prinsendam held it’s monthly new-hire coffee chat, as well as a service award presentation. The following crew members received their service awards: Quartermaster Brams Sasongko, 10 years PG Steward Eric Tumundo, 10 years Security Guard Jeffrey Obregon, 10 years Chief Officer Joris Poriau, 10 years Storekeeper (HTL-IND) Acep Cahyono, 15…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Cruise Diary: Incredible Shanghai

Cruise Diary: Incredible Shanghai

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! October 16: These photos were taken from our balcony – a true “room with a view”! It’s my attempt to demonstrate the transformation…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Exploring Jerusalem with the Crew

Exploring Jerusalem with the Crew

Here are some photos taken during our port of call at Ashdod, Israel. Prinsendam’s crew took different tours to explore the city. Some went on the Best of Jerusalem & the Old City tour and visited Mount Zion, the Old City and the Western (Wailing) Walls. Others took the Bethlehem, View of Jerusalem & the…   read more of “Exploring Jerusalem…”

Stormy Morning Arrival at Dubrovnik

Stormy Morning Arrival at Dubrovnik

Thanks to HAL guest Denyse Lecat for sending in this beautiful photo taken from a verandah as Nieuw Amsterdam approached Dubrovnik, Croatia.