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Marco’s Moments: Views from the Azores

Marco’s Moments: Views from the Azores

After eight sea days we arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores, May 9. It was great to see land again! In the late morning the tour operator took us on a site inspection of some of the main sites. After leaving Ponta Delgada, we drove up to the view point from where we had a stunning…   read more of “Marco’s…”

Recounting Family History Aboard Four HAL Ships

Recounting Family History Aboard Four HAL Ships

Special thanks to HAL guest James Ogden for sharing this touching story with our blog. My great grandparents were the first generation of my family to sail with Holland America Line, in the 1950’s. They sailed with HAL four times between 1954 and 1960, on transatlantic voyages, between various cities in Europe and New York….   read more of “Recounting Family…”

A Special Momento from Historic HAL Voyage

A Special Momento from Historic HAL Voyage

Here’s a crazy discovery. My mother found this from her voyage to the U.S. in 1953. Kinda cool. She sailed from Rotterdam to Hoboken. She was a little girl in Germany in WWII and some relatives in Kansas took her in. Pretty cool. – Sam Slishman

Video: Ancient Discoveries Cruise Highlights

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, sailed aboard Rotterdam from Piraeus, Greece, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Here is a special highlights video he created from his Ancient Discoveries voyage. Enjoy! Here is the video from my Rotterdam 12-day Ancient Discoveries cruise visiting Athens, Piraeus, Rhodes and Gythios in Greece, The Pyramids of Egypt,…   read more of “Video: Ancient…”

Video: Rotterdam Cruise Highlights

Special thanks to Noel Bell, a HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, for sharing these videos taken while cruising on Rotterdam’s 12-day Ancient Discoveries cruise in October 2011 and Rotterdam’s Spanish Charms 15-day voyage in November 2011. As promised, here are the completed video highlights of the recent 27 day cruise featuring the back-to-back Ancient…   read more of “Video: Rotterdam…”