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Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake, Part 2

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake, Part 2

Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show…   read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”

Rudi’s Valentine’s Recipes: Risotto with Butternut Squash and Arugula

Rudi’s Valentine’s Recipes: Risotto with Butternut Squash and Arugula

RISOTTO WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND ARUGULA YIELD: Four to six servings INGREDIENTS: Squash 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dressing 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Oosterdam Postcard from Alaska

Oosterdam Postcard from Alaska

This is a photo from my honeymoon cruise to Alaska on Oosterdam. This was the best cruise I have ever been on and I have been on many. Thank you Holland America Line for a memorable, romantic, beautiful and absolutely majestic vacation! Tammy Polston Lithia, FL

Photo Diary: Happy Valentine’s Day

Photo Diary: Happy Valentine’s Day

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. Happy Valentine’s Day from aboard ms Rotterdam.

Photo Diary: Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia

Photo Diary: Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia

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. Rotterdam at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rotterdam at the new pier in Langkawi, Malaysia.