Dear readers, my apologies for not contributing for several days. Towards the end of one’s contract, there never seem to be enough hours in a day. What with social functions, endless paperwork, (reports in various guises) and the everyday responsibilities of commanding a cruise ship, time to sit and write to you seems to be… read more of “Captain’s…”
Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Spring in Seattle brings with it two Dutch treats: Beautiful tulips of every color of the rainbow and soon the return of Holland America Line ships to our fair city. A sight that rarely graces Seattle’s Elliott Bay was the arrival of the… read more of “Spring is Coming to…”
Since we left Fort Lauderdale in January, the Project Linus team has been hard at work. More than 170 blankets, not to mention countless hats and bears, have been made. That is twice as many as last year! (Thanks to Brad Elliott for some of the below photos.)
Here are some pictures of ‘Mariner Appreciation Night’ aboard ms Amsterdam.
Amsterdam’s 140th Anniversary cake was more than 3 meters tall and about 4-5 meters wide! It took more than a week to create and was made out of plywood and sponge cake covered in chocolate. It was made in separate sections and put together within one hour on the stage with help of the carpenters,… read more of “Amsterdam’s…”
Belem, Brazil, with quite a “unique” tender ride using shoreside tenders – wooden boats. It was an adventure yet ran smoothly under the circumstances.
Theme nights are our favorite aboard Holland America Line! Check out our celebration photos of ‘Carnival Night’ on Amsterdam!
Enjoy these colorful photos from our ‘Celebration’ themed night aboard Amsterdam.