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Young Mariner is a Big Alaska Fan

Young Mariner is a Big Alaska Fan

Special thanks to HAL Mariners Elsa and Patricia for this post. As one of HAL’s youngest Mariners, Patricia shows her love for HAL even in school! Mom Elsa shared with us her daughter’s cute drawing. Thanks again! I wanted to share with you this picture my daughter Patricia did in school. She is in 1st…   read more of “Young Mariner is a…”

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Coral Sea

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Coral Sea

Here are some more photos of Oosterdam’s viewing of the solar eclipse last week while sailing the Coral Sea. Both guests and crew gathered at the bow of the ship and wore special glasses for the occasion. I was also able to grab photos of the progression of the eclipse. Enjoy!

Rudi’s Recipes: Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Rudi’s Recipes: Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

The cornbread stuffing is cooked in a separate pan, for convenience and to ensure a safe and fully cooked temperature. If you don’t like cornbread stuffing, this one will taste just as terrific made with cubes of dense white bread. Allow the bread to sit out overnight to go stale, or dry out the cubes…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

New Caledonia Welcomes Oosterdam

New Caledonia Welcomes Oosterdam

Oosterdam called at Kuto, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia on November 17 and received a very warm welcome from the locals. A ceremony was held with traditional costumes and even handmade hats for us!

Travel Blogger Reviews Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill on Eurodam

Travel Blogger Reviews Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill on Eurodam

Travel blogger Shanna Schultz recently sailed aboard Eurodam and documented her sailing experience on her blog thereandbackagaintravel.com. In the following post she reviews her dinner in the ship’s Pinnacle Grill restaurant. Enjoy! If you want to experience the full scope of Holland America’s outstanding culinary offerings, you need to make space in your cruise for…   read more of “Travel Blogger…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Snapshots from Around the Mediterranean

Nieuw Amsterdam Snapshots from Around the Mediterranean

Greetings from the beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam. Just wanted to share some pictures that I took recently of the ship at several European ports of call. Made Citayasa Night Audit Clerk Nieuw Amsterdam