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Recycled Percussion Band Rocks Out on Nieuw Amsterdam

Recycled Percussion Band Rocks Out on Nieuw Amsterdam

Special thanks to HAL’s Bill Prince for this post and Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem for the great photos. On Nov. 22 the Nieuw Amsterdam welcomed America’s Got Talent finalists Recycled Percussion. As the guests entered the show lounge, they received a drum stick and a piece of kitchen equipment as their instrument….   read more of “Recycled Percussion…”

Eurodam Lovebirds Tie the Knot

Eurodam Lovebirds Tie the Knot

Congratulations to Eurodam’s Cellar Master Tony Irace and Adagio Violinist Ania Milshyna! The couple tied the knot aboard the ship on Nov. 3, 2012. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Bert’s Beauty Shots: A Symbolic Look at the Sunset

Bert’s Beauty Shots: A Symbolic Look at the Sunset

A special 360-degree sunset at sea, processed in a unique way to give it a round effect. What better way is there to show how we’re going around Cape Horn, in order to get from one side to the other side of South America, than a round sunset. Bert van Mackelenberghs is Veendam’s hotel director.

Cruise Diary: Visiting Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia

Cruise Diary: Visiting Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia

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! Notes: Since leaving Seattle on Sept. 21, 2012, the ms Amsterdam has traveled 11,471 statute miles. We continue to be fully engaged in…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Double the Festivities on Amsterdam

Double the Festivities on Amsterdam

Thanksgiving Day on Amsterdam was a great day in every aspect. Both our dateline crossing and Thanksgiving fell on Thursday. Since we did not want to divide the attention, we held the King Neptune Ceremony on Friday. However, we offered a complimentary “Borderline Drink” during breakfast on Thursday, which at the same time was seen…   read more of “Double the…”

The Total Solar Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s a snapshot from the total solar eclipse we saw on Oosterdam while sailing the Coral Sea. Enjoy! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.