January 31, 2006: The 81,769-ton, 1,918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line’s history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line. The ship was christened Feb. 22, 2006, in New York City, by actress Marlee Matlin. Photo by blog fan Bert Lamers.
Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Whenever I am flying, or in this case cruising, I always wonder who is behind that… read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”
Last week was a very special week on board Eurodam because this was our 200th voyage. To celebrate Eurodam’s special moment, we had a picture taken with all the crew on the bow and wrote out the text “200” with all the departments. We used this picture as part of a picture collage along with… read more of “Eurodam Sails 200th…”
Journalist Ruth Taber is on board Oosterdam and sending in blog posts during her cruise. Enjoy! Monday morning – January 28, 2013 – on board the Oosterdam – more than half way on our voyage from Sydney to New Caledonia. We’ve “enjoyed” a tropical storm that worked its way down Australia – spreading rain and… read more of “Cruise Diary: at…”
Thanks to Bob Hollis who sent in some photos of Veendam‘s Black & White Ball held while the ship was cruising South America. Guests had a great time and, as you can see from the photos, danced the night away.
Special thanks to Oosterdam’s Security Officer Sajith Kumar S.V. for sending in these beautiful photos taken at Akaroa.
Wonderful time! Wish we could go again next week!! — Brenda & David Groat
On January 23, Prinsendam hosted Chile’s Minister of Economy and Tourism Pablo Longueira Montes and several members of the local media when the ship called at Valparaiso. The function was held in the ship’s Crow’s Nest with spectacular views over Valparaiso and the captain gave a wonderful speech. Enjoy these photos from the event.