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Dreaming of Half Moon Cay

Dreaming of Half Moon Cay

Thanks to HAL guests Sergio and Geneitha for sending in these awesome photos taken at Half Moon Cay. We are convinced that these are award winning pictures, taken on our last trip in December 2012, at your private island in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay! We are dreaming and looking forward to sailing with you…   read more of “Dreaming of Half…”

Cruise Diary: Marmaris, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Marmaris, Turkey

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Marmaris, Turkey, was a first-time stop for us. We really do like the Turkish coastal towns, so we figured we would like this one, too….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam’s 140th Anniversary Cake

Oosterdam’s 140th Anniversary Cake

The Culinary team onboard the Oosterdam did a real outstanding job of the making of the cake for our 140th Anniversary celebrations. So many guests were impressed.

Photo Diary: Rhodes, Greece

Photo Diary: Rhodes, Greece

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Noordam for 21 days and is sharing photos from his trip. Here are some snapshots taken during his call at Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes, said by many to be one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, it is here that we explore the walled town…   read more of “Photo Diary:…”

Exploring Incredible Machu Picchu

Exploring Incredible Machu Picchu

I have just returned from a three-week cruise on the Veendam which included a wonderful excursion to Machu Picchu. As usual HAL had organised everything perfectly and it all went like clockwork. The guides were excellent, the Monesterio Hotel lived up to its 5-star rating, the Hiram Bingham rail journey was a great experience and…   read more of “Exploring…”

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

During Oosterdam’s South Pacific Crossing, International Concierge Maria Boyen shared with me her experience on the Hobbiton Movie Set crew tour that took place March 28, 2013, near Tauranga, New Zealand. She and the crew loved visiting the original movie set of “The Lord of the Rings!” Twenty-two brave men and women of the fellowship…   read more of “Hobbiton Crew Tour…”

Supporting the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

Supporting the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

Holland America Line has been a proud sponsor of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus since 2003. On Saturday May 11, the SMC had their annual black tie auction and dinner, and this year’s theme was “Springtime in Paris.” The organization raises funds for local LGBT community programs, youth “It Gets Better” outreach…   read more of “Supporting the…”