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Full Moon Over Veendam

Full Moon Over Veendam

While crew and passengers were heading for the beautiful city of Quebec, I turned around and took this picture of the moon. Ronald de Bloeme is Veendam’s safety, environmental and health officer.

Rotterdam Rockstars Play in Bergen, Norway

Rotterdam Rockstars Play in Bergen, Norway

Here is a shot from our soccer game in Bergen, Norway, against the Ventura P&O ship. Photo by Indra HR Clerk. Julie Seidel is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Seward, Turnaround Day

Cruise Diary: Seward, Turnaround Day

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. A long layover allowed time to hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, as well as take an “Ididaride” on a dogsled with wheels behind some of Mike…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

On Location: From Greek Club to Greece

On Location: From Greek Club to Greece

Belly Dancer Lorna Gow sailed on Noordam as part of the line’s On Location enrichment program. She blogged about her experience and shared it with us. Here’s her first entry. Thanks, Lorna! My second day in Alexandria was much more enjoyable than my first because my friend Ellie came up from Cairo to spend the…   read more of “On Location: From…”

Cruising Fun with Mom & Son

Cruising Fun with Mom & Son

Thanks to guests Carola and Maikel v.d. Wiel for sharing their memories aboard Noordam. We had a fantastic mother-and-son cruise on Noordam in August 2011. We are so repeating it! — Carola

Colorful Journeys with HAL

Colorful Journeys with HAL

Thanks to HAL guest Mira for sending in beautiful photos that were taken on various cruises with Zaandam, Veendam and Nieuw Amsterdam.

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. A week later southbound…what a gift. By choosing a Collectors’ Voyage, combining two itineraries, HAL provides some nice amenities and a special party invitation. Even better, you get to know…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”