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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Chateau Frontenac

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Chateau Frontenac

The Chateau Frontenac is one of the most recognizable buildings in Quebec City, Quebec. It’s always a highlight to see on our Fall Foliage cruises. Steven Kona Simao Director International Sales Holland America Line

Cruise Diary: Special Indonesian Luncheon

Cruise Diary: Special Indonesian Luncheon

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is their last post. Enjoy! The Netherlands, our home country, has a long history with Indonesia, and it just so happens that is the country where many of Ryndam’s crew…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

First-Time Cruiser Sails on Nieuw Amsterdam

First-Time Cruiser Sails on Nieuw Amsterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Kim Hall for sending in these great photos from her cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam. This was my very first cruise and I had the best time ever! — Kim Hall

Cruise Diary: Livorno, Italy

Cruise Diary: Livorno, Italy

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. As you know this cruise is nearly a copy of the one we did last year. We love the cities this particular cruise calls at. Our experiences have shown us that…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam’s New Recreation Room

Oosterdam’s New Recreation Room

Congratulations to Oosterdam’s technical team for the great job they did creating Oosterdam’s new recreation room. Carpet, sofas, coffee-tables, a big-screen TV and a brand new mahogany pool table were added to turn part of the crew mess room into a crew recreation room. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Beautiful Ships, Beautiful Backdrops

Beautiful Ships, Beautiful Backdrops

Special thanks to HAL Mariner John Jacquemain for sharing these great photos of the various HAL ships he’s had the opportunity to sail on, including Statendam and Zuiderdam.