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A Memorable Cruise on Westerdam

A Memorable Cruise on Westerdam

Thanks to HAL guests John and Jacqui Jones for sending in these great photos from their cruise aboard Westerdam. Happy memories of a remarkable cruise. — John & Jacqui Jones

Thanksgiving on Prinsendam

Thanksgiving on Prinsendam

Here are photos from Prinsendam’s Thanksgiving dinner. At the moment the ship is just over half way through our dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The dining room team decorated the La Fontaine Dining Room and the culinary team prepared a wonderful dinner. We only have a few American crew on board, however we have a…   read more of “Thanksgiving on…”

Zuiderdam’s Thanksgiving Celebration

Zuiderdam’s Thanksgiving Celebration

Special thanks to Maciej, Zuiderdam’s assistant culinary operations manager, for these wonderful photos from the ship’s Thanksgiving festivities.

Zaandam in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Zaandam in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Thanks to HAL guest and Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo he took of Halong Bay while on his March cruise with Zaandam.

Veendam Makes a Charitable Donation to Manta, Ecuador

Veendam Makes a Charitable Donation to Manta, Ecuador

During the repositioning cruise to South America, Veendam’s team donated medical supplies, blankets and bathrobes to Guayaquil Villa Hogar Esperanza, a retirement home in Manta, Ecuador. Here are a couple of photos of the retirement home residents trying out the new walkers, donated by Veendam.

In Honor of Thanksgiving …

In Honor of Thanksgiving …

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., so the Holland America Blog team is slowing down today and tomorrow. On Monday, we’ll resume our full publishing schedule. For those who celebrate, enjoy the holiday!

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Here’s a terrific variation on one of the most popular holiday pies. Be sure to cut small slices — it’s rich. — Rudi Sodamin Chocolate Pecan Pie Yield: 12 servings INGREDIENTS Pie Crust: 1.5 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces 3 tablespoons vegetable…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Picturesque Half Moon Cay

Picturesque Half Moon Cay

Thanks to HAL guest Daniel for this beautiful panoramic photo of Half Moon Cay and Noordam. I took this panoramic picture of Half Moon Cay earlier this week when we were there with Noordam. We had a great time, it was a wonderful cruise. — Daniel