This week we’re celebrating South America, one of the most exciting, culturally rich and captivating continents. For travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, bucket-list adventures and beauty that is beyond a photographer’s wildest dreams, South America has it all. Here are seven of South America’s natural wonders to hopefully entice you to join us on ms… read more of “South America: A…”
It’s one of the only places in the world that is spelled two ways and it provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy three distinct cultures. Sixty percent of the island of Saint Martin is French, 40 percent of St. Maarten is Dutch and the whole island enjoys a Caribbean flavor. When we call there on… read more of “Port Spotlight: St….”
Special thanks to Maasdam’s techspert John who posted this on post from HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Have you ever found that now and then there’s a computer file—such as an audio file, a video or a document—which is in a format that you can’t open? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily convert… read more of “Digital Workshop:…”
The officers and crew of ms Maasdam welcomed Maine Governor Paul LePage aboard when the ship docked at Bar Harbor on July 19. Governor LePage was accompanied by officials from the port and the local tourist board. At a welcome ceremony in the Crow’s Nest lounge, Captain Arno Jutten thanked the governor and his entourage… read more of “Governor Paul…”
Thanks to HAL guest Janny Niessen for sending in the beautiful photo of Maasdam docked at Puerto Rico while she was on her April cruise.
Thanks to guest Jaap van Tuyll for sending in these two photos of Maasdam in some stunning settings.
Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap… read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”
Mariners Dwight and Connie Cenac recently performed in the Dancing With the Stars at Sea competition on Maasdam. It looks like they both had a great time with their partners!