There is a story here. I was on the vaporetto to Burano in Venice, Italy. In front of me was a non-Italian family of four adults and one child all signing, not speaking. This kind Italian priest came up from the back and introduced himself and joined them for a conversation. He was so animated… read more of “A Touching…”
Guests on Nieuw Amsterdam are having a great time learning the Jive as part of the Dancing with the Stars: at Sea programming.
Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam guest Angela Wu for sending in some photos while visiting Greece. Angela went to Santorini where she visited the towns of Oia and Fira. It’s just gloriously beautiful … I can see why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought a vacation home for $5.5M just outside of Oia!— Angela Wu
Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam‘s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos of the Bacardi Cruise Competition winner. Melecio Mirandilla, 2nd patissier onboard Nieuw Amsterdam, recently won the dessert category for the Baccardi Cruise Competition with his “Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot.” Hotel Director Marco Van Belleghem, Manager of Culinary Ops Darren Lewis and Executive… read more of “Chocolate Oakheart…”
Special thanks to HAL guest and regular blog contributor Hans Janssen for these photos from his recent cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Here are some pictures of our transatlantic cruise with the Nieuw Amsterdam 04-30-2013 up to 05-15-2013 from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona.
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…”
Here are some photos from Rhodes, Greece.
Special thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam’s techspert Frank Barcelona who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. In case you have not heard, we are updating all of our Digital Workshops powered by Windows. On your next Holland America cruise you will be treated to new Sony all-in-one computers with Windows 8 and 20” touchscreens. Most… read more of “Digital Workshop:…”