Have you ever wanted to swim with stingrays and sharks in the Pacific Ocean? Here on Bora Bora Island, Polynesia (self-claimed the best island in the world), we did just that during the Bora Bora Shark & Ray Encounter. Departing the pier in Vaitape, our guide and the captain dropped us on a shallow sand… read more of “Statendam Crew Swim…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. We have sailed on nine Dam ships and 20-plus cruises in total but we really liked the two cruise directors we had on this Volendam cruise– Tamara Hurley and Kelsey Adami. They… read more of “Cruise Diary: Girls…”
Holland America Line President and CEO and Seabourn Chairman Stein Kruse joined employees during the companies’ fifth annual community giving week at Northwest Harvest, an organization that feeds the hungry in Washington State. As part of annual holiday activities, more than 400 Holland America Line and Seabourn employees helped process and prepare more than 100,000… read more of “HAL and Seabourn…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their visit to Hamilton Island. On October 25 we visited Hamilton Island. Al and I spent five days on Hamilton 26 years ago when we went snorkeling on… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here is Veendam’s beautiful Gingerbread Village. Well done to the culinary team!
It was a tough battle on the soccer field in Puerto Vallarta during Zaandam’s most recent call. Our Zaandam Superstars soccer team took to the field to challenge the Mexican Navy in a friendly match. The great sunny and hot weather combined with everyone’s efforts produced a narrow 4-3 win for the Mexican Navy. The… read more of “Zaandam vs. Mexican…”
Here’s a photo of Volendam crew members during their recent tour to the Temple of Borobudur when the ship called at Semarang, Indonesia. Anne Marie is Volendam’s human resources manager.
Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, just finished a 30-day Volendam voyage from Sydney to Singapore and shared with us photos from his trip. Here’s a beautiful photo taken during his visit to Thailand.