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.
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.
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:…”
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:
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…”
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:…”
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…”
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.