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iPhone iDiary: Rotterdam Mid-Atlantic

iPhone iDiary: Rotterdam Mid-Atlantic

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, recently sailed aboard Rotterdam from Piraeus, Greece, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All photos were taken with his iPhone 4s. This is a photo of the life-saving mid-Atlantic crossing exercise. We had a very smooth sailing. – Noel Bell

HAL Deck Scenes from 1890

HAL Deck Scenes from 1890

Imagine a trans-Atlantic voyage from Rotterdam to New York in 1890. A small 4,539 ton liner with 880 passengers in two classes — 80 first and 800 third class passengers. It must have felt cramped on board Holland America Line’s ss Spaarndam. The following collage shows the ss Spaarndam deck scene and gives a glimpse…   read more of “HAL Deck Scenes…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York City

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York City

It’s been shown before, and I am sure this will not be the last time. A city as exciting and impressive as New York continues to be a favorite photo subject of travelers from all over the world. The buildings are distinct and the skyline is beautiful. Every time we sail into New York it’s…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York

Explorer’s Scrapbook: New York

A famous traveler once said, “There’s no place like home.” That’s why I always consider it so fitting that my first-ever sailaway working for Holland America Line was from New York, NY. Lady Liberty stands in the shadows as if to say, “Safe travels, we’ll see you soon, Anthony.” Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

A Unique View of the New York Skyline

A Unique View of the New York Skyline

Thanks to HAL guest Terry for sending in the following photos of New York taken during a sailing from the big city. Enjoy! We’ve sailed from New York six times on Noordam and once on Veendam. Nothing like sailing past the Statue of Liberty and under the Verrazano Bridge. Wish you’d come back to a…   read more of “A Unique View of…”

Veendam’s Sail-Away from the Big Apple

Veendam’s Sail-Away from the Big Apple

Here’s a photo of the Bermuda-bound ms Veendam leaving New York City as seen from Liberty State Park, New Jersey on May 29, 2011. – Susan Vintschger

Sailing into New York City

Sailing into New York City

Thanks to HAL guest Russell for sending in these beautiful photos of Manhattan taken July 12 when Rotterdam sailed into the city. Sailing into NYC, USA was beautiful. My family and I have sailed out of NYC but never in, so this was a great opportunity. — Russell

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s Director of Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft sent in this post about the recent Mariner Society Cruise aboard Rotterdam’s crossing in July. It sure looks like they had a lot of fun! The July 12, 2011, crossing from New York to Rotterdam traced Holland America Line’s 139 year history of crossing the Atlantic…   read more of “Mariner Society…”