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Oosterdam’s First Visit to Akaroa, New Zealand

Oosterdam’s First Visit to Akaroa, New Zealand

Oosterdam maiden’s voyage to Australia and New Zealand was a grand success. The seas and the weather were the most agreeable as seen in this photo taken in Akaroa, New Zealand. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the voyage and the crew was terrific. Jerrol Golden Manager of International Public Relations Holland America Line

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Phi Phi Islands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Phi Phi Islands

Taken on last year’s world cruise, this photo takes me back to the pristine islands around Thailand. Have you ever seen such a brilliant shade of turquoise water? This corner of the world is a little piece of paradise. Jonathan Mercer Captain ms Amsterdam

Are You Following us on Pinterest?

Are You Following us on Pinterest?

Hey, blog fans! Are you following us on Pinterest? If not, you should be! Our Holland America Line Pinterest page is filled with folders containing beautiful photos from around the world, on board our ships and more. You can even find some of our favorite recipes. Check us out at www.pinterest.com/halcruises and be sure to…   read more of “Are You Following…”

Sail Away from Sydney Harbour

Sail Away from Sydney Harbour

Thanks to Oosterdam’s Photo and Video Manager Ciaran McGinn for taking these breathtaking shots of Oosterdam’s sailaway from

Cruising the Med with Eurodam

Cruising the Med with Eurodam

Thanks to HAL guests Darlene and Larry Entringer for sending in this post and great photos from their Mediterranean cruise on Eurodam. On our 2010 Mediterranean cruise, we started and ended in Venice, Italy. We were fortunate to spend a whole day docked near St. Mark’s Square before embarking. It was fun to come and…   read more of “Cruising the Med…”

Halloween on Statendam

Halloween on Statendam

Halloween celebrations happened all over the Statendam providing delights for both the guests and crew. From the transformed dining room to the Halloween Ball in the Showroom At Sea to the continued good times in the Crow’s Nest, spirits were high as guests and crew flaunted their inner ghouls and goblins for this magical night,…   read more of “Halloween on…”

A Fun Way to Honor HAL

A Fun Way to Honor HAL

Mariner Robert Frary came up with a creative and stylish way to display his mariner tiles in his home. He sent in a picture of his newly decorated table. Thanks Robert!

Oosterdam Arrives at Hobart, Tasmania

Oosterdam Arrives at Hobart, Tasmania

Thanks to Mariner Peter Tracey for sending in this post and great photos from the ship’s call Oct. 26. Here are some great photos of Oosterdam’s first arrival into the Derwent Estuary and the port of Hobart.