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A Stunning Sunset at Puerto Vallarta

A Stunning Sunset at Puerto Vallarta

Special thanks to Agus Bdui Palguna, dining room steward on Zaandam, for this beautiful sunset shot taken while the ship was moored at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Are we Seeing Double?

Are we Seeing Double?

Here’s a great shot of my two favorite ships in the fleet, Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam, side by side. Amy Kreft is Eurodam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Maui

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Maui

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 22, 2013: The Zaandam arrived early at Lahaina, Maui. Al and I signed up for the 9-hour “Adventures to Hana”…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Photo Diary: Exploring More of Indonesia

Photo Diary: Exploring More of Indonesia

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Probolinggo Indonesia:

Pinnacle Grill’s Culinary Team Create New Generation Dinner

Pinnacle Grill’s Culinary Team Create New Generation Dinner

The young guns of our culinary department — Assistant Dining Room Manager Jan, Tournant Mathijs and Chef de Parti Bram — created a special evening in Rotterdam‘s Pinnacle Grill restaurant showing their finesse and ingenuity. After deliberation amongst themselves they concocted a truly enchanting menu. They have woven the heritages of both the Netherlands and…   read more of “Pinnacle…”

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Special thanks to Prinsendam’s Techspert Kristin who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Hi there folks! Kristin here, writing from our elegant explorer the ms Prinsendam, currently docked in gorgeous Buzios, Brazil. We are currently towards the end of our magical 68-day Grand South American and Antarctic Voyage and boy have we seen some…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Cruise Diary: Aloha Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Aloha Hilo, Hawaii

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 20, 2013: This morning around 11 a.m., the Zaandam made its way to Hilo, Hawaii, which is our first stop…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Aloha…”

A Family Outing to the ss Rotterdam

A Family Outing to the ss Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s proud dad Captain van Donselaar recently took his son Rowan to Holland. While there the family went on board the ss Rotterdam. Thanks to Rowan’s mom and blog contributor Pam for sending in these adorable photos.