HAL blogger Gary Frink recently sailed on board Oosterdam and sent in post from his voyage. I might have met the happiest employee on the planet. When I first approached Gervay Burnett, leader of one of the two HALCats musical units aboard (quintets, each with a keyboard player, drummer, bass and guitar player and a… read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”
Thanks to guest Helena Friesen who sent in this stunning photo from her Alaska cruise.
Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Noordam for 21 days and is sharing with us photos from his trip. Here are beautiful photos taken during his call at Heraklion, Crete. Heraklion is the largest city in Crete (and fifth in Greece) with a population in excess of 120,000 and is the… read more of “Photo Diary:…”
Thanks to HAL guest Kenneth Skelton for sending us this great photo that was taken while on his Passage to Italy cruise with Eurodam, while HAL was celebrating 140 years.
Here is our sail away from Vancouver a few days ago. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), Nieuw Amsterdam received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center at Norfolk, Va., regarding a mayday signal it had received from sailing yacht Embla, which was disabled and adrift. Nieuw Amsterdam immediately diverted from its course and arrived on the scene at 9 p.m. local… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Yes, we did go to Egypt. There were no demonstrations or problems when we were scheduled to go there…. read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Today and tomorrow morning are your last chance to enter our contest on Facebook that will award four fans a cruise for two on any Holland America Line sailing of up to 14 days in an ocean-view stateroom, subject to availability. To enter the sweepstakes, click on the “4 Corners of the World” image in… read more of “Last Chance to…”