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Culinary Council Video: Cooking with Jacques Torres

If you want to learn how to make the delicious Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Bowls topped with Blackberries dessert that Culinary Council Chef Jacques Torres recently made at an event on board, watch this video and get ready to channel your inner chocolatier!

Captain Smit Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Captain Smit Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

These photos were taken during a surprise party organized on October 1 to celebrate Captain Vincent Smit’s 20 years of dedicated service to Holland America Line. Congrats, Captain Smit! Jack Rebours is Nieuw Amsterdam’s human resources manager.

Captain and Hotel Director Serve up Delicious Breakfast for Guests

Captain and Hotel Director Serve up Delicious Breakfast for Guests

Oosterdam guests got a real treat one morning when they found Captain Arjen van der Loo and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg alongside Sous Chef Reynaldo Sambile preparing pancakes for breakfast in the Lido. It was an exceptional experience for the officers and the guests seemed to really enjoy it as well.

Cruising from the Port of Seattle

Cruising from the Port of Seattle

Special thanks to Thomas Hollembaek from HAL’s Direct Sales department for submitting this post. I took the one day cruise from Seattle to Vancouver aboard the Oosterdam on September 30, 2012. What a great trip! The weather was awesome, people from Seattle know what I mean when I say that it was a classic “Seattle…   read more of “Cruising from the…”

Postcards from Rotterdam

Postcards from Rotterdam

Visitors to the ss Rotterdam, docked at the city of Rotterdam as a hotel and museum, line her decks during the World Port Festival in the Port of Rotterdam. This was shot from our ms Rotterdam as it sailed past to begin a Norwegian fjords cruise last month. Photo: Journalist J.S. Fletcher Rainbow (right) over…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Marco’s Moments: Mykonos, Greece

Marco’s Moments: Mykonos, Greece

During our visit to Mykonos, Greece I had an opportunity to take some great images. I took some of the famous windmills, some of the sunset and one of our previous family, the still beautiful Windstar.

Cruise Diary: In Japan

Cruise Diary: In Japan

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! Days 12 – 18: October 3 – 9, 2012 Day 12 – At Sea It was Kimono Night/Formal Night. Since we were in…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”