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HAL Makes First Call at Ulvik, Norway

HAL Makes First Call at Ulvik, Norway

On May 11th, ms Ryndam made the first-ever stop by a Holland America Line ship at Ulvik, Norway, located on the left of the three small fjords at the end of Hardangerfjord. The ships also call at Eidfjord, located a short distance away on the right fjord, but this was a maiden port for the…   read more of “HAL Makes First…”

Mother Nature at its Best in Norway

Mother Nature at its Best in Norway

We just arrived home from an action packed week aboard the Ryndam visiting Oslo and the Fjords. The weather was a bit of everything Mother Nature could throw at us but we all survived and enjoyed what we could and made the most of every situation. Maybe they should move the Christmas House from Drøbak…   read more of “Mother Nature at…”

Searching for a Piece of Family History

Searching for a Piece of Family History

Erik Elvejord, director of public relations for Holland America Line, currently is on Ryndam and went in search of some family history while in Norway. A Day in Kristiansand: Wednesday, May 9th With my conversational Norwegian, an old picture, a general idea of where to go and a few other details, I set out today…   read more of “Searching for a…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ålesund, Norway

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ålesund, Norway

Norway is a beautiful country with many more picturesque scenes than just the famous fjords it’s known for. This waterway is as smooth as glass, perfectly reflecting the above clouds. Erik Spandaw 2nd Officer ms Eurodam

Facebook Fans ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

We asked our Facebook fans to submit their favorite photos from Europe, and we received some amazing shots. Enjoy! This photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in October 2010, while cruising on the ms Noordam. Enjoy! – Sarah Koss

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Undredal, Norway

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Undredal, Norway

This little town just down the fjord from Flam is only accessible by boat. They tell me that the population of goats outnumbers the population of people by more than double. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Fountain in Olso, Norway

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Fountain in Olso, Norway

I thought this fountain was interesting and eye-catching. It’s not something you see every day, especially in Norway! Wendell Hermoso Printer ms Eurodam