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Zuiderdam’s Crew Barbecue in Costa Rica

Zuiderdam’s Crew Barbecue in Costa Rica

Here are photos from a recent crew barbecue on the forward bow of Zuiderdam. The barbecue was held on a sea day as we sailed through the famous Golfo Dulce region in Costa Rica.

Kudos for Zuiderdam and Holland America Line

Kudos for Zuiderdam and Holland America Line

Special thanks to HAL guest Kathy Asselin for sharing this personal story about her husband’s recent medical emergency during their Panama Canal cruise on board Zuiderdam. Dennis and I booked a cruise on Holland America’s Zuiderdam from March 23rd to April 2 to the Panama Canal. Everything was going smoothly. We loved Holland America’s private…   read more of “Kudos for Zuiderdam…”

Statendam Postcard from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Statendam Postcard from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

We were sailing on the Statendam with HAL from March 4-18, 2011. I took this picture while on the excursion Land’s End by Sea/Land. I wanted to share it with fellow travelers. Hope you enjoy. – Sara Hamsa

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Transiting the Panama Canal

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Transiting the Panama Canal

One of my (many) favorite destinations is the transit through the Panama Canal. Not because it still amazes me after 10 years, I more so like it just to hear the reactions of those guests who sail through the canal for the very first time. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Prinsendam’s Journey Through the Panama Canal

Prinsendam’s Journey Through the Panama Canal

We spent the entire day going through the Panama Canal, entering at approximately 4:00 AM at Balboa on the Pacific Ocean side until 3:00 PM when we exited the Gatun Lock on the Caribbean side. It’s amazing to cruise through this engineering marvel, especially during such a beautiful day as we had today! Here are…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Accolades from HAL Cruisers

Accolades from HAL Cruisers

In March 2011 we will be joining friends we met aboard the Westerdam in 2001 to sail the Eastern Caribbean on the ms Eurodam. It is a highly anticipated cruise for all of us. My husband and I sailed on the ms Ryndam in April 2010, a 21-day Panama Canal Cruise to celebrate our 50th…   read more of “Accolades from HAL…”

Zuiderdam Postcard from Panama City

Zuiderdam Postcard from Panama City

Hello, We wanted to share with you the picture we took on our excursion to Panama City last month. We had a wonderful cruise, we loved sailing with Holland America and the Zuiderdam! Maggie & Rich