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Amazing Panorama from Panama

Amazing Panorama from Panama

This is one of the most amazing photos I have ever seen! It was taken by our very own Photo Manager Dan Wallace on a small island off the coast of San Blas Island, Panama. Using a super cool technique with a panoramic feature, he was able to capture this great photo. Brandi Johnson is…   read more of “Amazing Panorama…”

The Mission Continues in Corinto, Nicaragua

The Mission Continues in Corinto, Nicaragua

Last April, the Statendam made a commitment to adopt Rubén Darío School in Nicaragua. The school was in a state of disrepair and badly needed painting, roof repairs, plumbing fixed, and a sports court replaced. On October 5th, the Statendam crew returned to the school with a whole convoy of trolleys, 30 volunteers, four sailors,…   read more of “The Mission…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Embera Tribe

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Embera Tribe

The Embera people are extremely warm and welcoming. They are quick to smile and are generous with their time and talents. Sara Morrison Holland America Line Coordinator, Onboard Sales

Gratitude for Great Service

Gratitude for Great Service

Special thanks to HAL guests Martha Snow and Madeleine Clohosey for sending in this thoughtful post from their March cruise on Zuiderdam. We were on the Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise in March 2012, where we met a wonderful Zuiderdam crew member named Vittorio. His delightful smile and good humor were the perfect ending to our…   read more of “Gratitude for Great…”

Zuiderdam’s Towel ‘Party’ Animals

Zuiderdam’s Towel ‘Party’ Animals

In March 2012, we had the pleasure of taking a Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise aboard Zuiderdam. Each night we returned to our cabin to find our towel animals sipping shooters. We even think we heard the monkey say, “Beam me up, Scotty!” as we entered our cabin. We suspect that our towel animals were not…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”