Thanks to Kelsey Differding, HAL’s corporate giving coordinator, for sending in this post. On June 1, Holland America Line welcomed 200 guests aboard Westerdam for the annual Home From the Sea luncheon, a benefit for Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center (CSC). As part of the event, President and CEO Stein Kruse presented gifts to the Most… read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”
Thanks to Niño L. Lagare, Eurodam‘s second electrician, for introducing us to the ship’s basketball team. They look like they’re ready for the NBA! I introduce Eurodam’s Engine Department Basketball Team. As we sail away from Stockholm, Sweden, everyone gathered to shape up and prepare ourselves for the upcoming Filipino Independence Day games.
Five-Star Mariners 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! This is a port where we go biking! We got off the ship, out the port, and turn right, going along the lovely plaza… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
I loved the Dancing with the Stars: at Sea experience [on Oosterdam’s May 12, 2013, cruise]. It is very professional and well done. We were treated wonderfully by the dancers as well as the cruise director and judges. It dramatically enhanced my cruising experience. I found myself looking forward to the next dance class on… read more of “Loving the…”
Half Moon Cay was recently visited by some of the cast members from Dancing with the Stars: at Sea. Here are some great photos of Lacey Schwimmer, Sabrina Bryant, Joey Fatone and Mark Ballas dancing and fooling around on the beautiful white sand beach!
Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap… read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”
Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! Somehow we skipped a day and added a day between crossing the Equator and the International Date Line again. This gave us two 4/19/2013 — Don’s 70th birthday. The first… read more of “Cruise Diary: Sea…”
Here are some photos from Rhodes, Greece.