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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Chateau Frontenac

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Chateau Frontenac

The Chateau Frontenac is one of the most recognizable buildings in Quebec City, Quebec. It’s always a highlight to see on our Fall Foliage cruises. Steven Kona Simao Director International Sales Holland America Line

Csaba’s Aperture: Flyin’ High

Csaba’s Aperture: Flyin’ High

The side of the gorgeous Oosterdam … I believe I can fly … or not! At least I can sail with HAL! This was taken in Victoria, British Columbia. Csaba Desvari is ms Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Eurodam Goes Wine Tasting

Eurodam Goes Wine Tasting

Here is a great picture from Halifax . We sent our wine attendants and a few friends on a great tour of the Canadian wineries. As the cellar master Tony wrote, “Many long-time wine attendants had an opportunity to see a vineyard, de-stemmer and press up-close”. It was a great day for all. Julie Seidel…   read more of “Eurodam Goes Wine…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Sunrise in Victoria

Csaba’s Aperture: Sunrise in Victoria

Gorgeous reflection of the morning lights on the lighthouse and on the rocks. I took this shot just before arrival in Victoria. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam

Captain’s Log: Volendam Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

Captain’s Log: Volendam Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

On August 29, Volendam donated approximately $200 in Canadian coins to British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Below is a picture of myself handing over the jar to Krishna, a YVR agent. The coins were accrued in a collection box where crew members contribute their change when they return from shopping. Peter Bos is Volendam’s…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Maasdam’s Special Delivery of Locally Harvested Lobster at Bar Harbor

Maasdam’s Special Delivery of Locally Harvested Lobster at Bar Harbor

Maasdam received a special delivery of locally harvested lobster when the ship called at Bar Harbor, Maine, Aug. 17 and 19. The fresh-off–the-boat lobster was delivered to the 1,258-passenger cruise ship by local supplier Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, a 50-plus-year-old family business based in Trenton, Maine. The two deliveries consisted of approximately 30 crates each,…   read more of “Maasdam’s…”