On Oct. 5, the Statendam made a call at Corinto, Nicaragua, where our adopted school, Ruben Dario, is located. During past port calls here we have invited groups of children and teachers from the school over for lunch a few times before. This past May, we also handed over a large number of donations such… read more of “More Photos from…”
Category: Panama Canal
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…”
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
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…”
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…”
Thanks to Will Stockert, Holland America Line’s manager of digital workshops, who sent us this latest batch of photos submitted by HAL guests. Enjoy!
Special thanks to HAL guest Wayne Tippin for sharing these photos from his March 2012 Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego aboard Statendam.
Hello Dear HAL friends, After almost 25 years I still admire your crew and the HAL ships. [I like] the older ships the most yet I don’t want to become a nostalgic old nagger. I can’t stop returning aboard! They are working on the construction project of the