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Highlights from Canada/New England

Highlights from Canada/New England

Big thanks to HAL guest Lisa Ann for sharing more photos from her Canada/New England cruise last year. I could not resist sending in more pictures. Every port of call had something wonderful to show you. From the old world charm of Quebec City and Boston to quaint seaports of Bar Harbor and Baie-Comeau. My…   read more of “Highlights from…”

Maasdam Commemorates Maiden Call with Plaque Exchange

Maasdam Commemorates Maiden Call with Plaque Exchange

During Maasdam’s maiden call at Scarborough, we had the honor of hosting a plaque exchange with the mayor of Tobago. Here is a photo of Captain James Russell-Dunford and the mayor of Tobago during the exchange. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

27th February to 2nd March Well, where to start? I left you as we departed Adelaide, the gateway port for Perth, Australia, heading north in the Indian Ocean towards Bali, Indonesia. Our President and CEO Stein Kruse, his wife Linda, Sally Andrews, our VP Public Relations, and Gerald Bernhoft, Director Mariner Society, joined us in…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Eurodam Awards Crew for Years of Service

Eurodam Awards Crew for Years of Service

During Eurodam’s call at Grand Turk, the monthly Service Award Ceremony was held in the Rembrandt Dining Room with a total of 330 years of service to Holland America. Congrats! Amy Kreft is Eurodam’s human resources manager.

Congrats to Blog Fan Lisa Ann!

Congrats to Blog Fan Lisa Ann!

Congratulations to Lisa Ann whose lighthouse photo will be featured on our Facebook page throughout the weekend along with other beautiful photos of Canada and New England. What do you love most about Canada and New England — the beautiful foliage, yummy lobster rolls, grand estates…?

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, 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! February 23, 2013: Today we docked at the old sugar cane shipping port in Nawiliwli. We took a tour in Kauai…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Beautiful Grand Turk

Beautiful Grand Turk

Thanks to HAL guest Sonja Boostrom for sending in these beautiful photos from her recent cruise on Westerdam. The first photo is a beautiful shot of Westerdam docked in Grand Turk and the second shows a heart shaped cloud just above the ship. This was our first cruise and we loved it! — Sonja Boostrom