Thanks to Cesar Lizarraga, vice president of port operations at Costa Maya in Mexico, for this fun photo of Nieuw Amsterdam and Carnival Legend, taken from Deck 8 on Ryndam.
Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Holland America Line’s rich 140-year history is captured perfectly in these two photos. There is a span of 83 years between these two images yet some things never change. Our guests lined the decks in 1929 onboard the ss Statendam III as she… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
Thanks to passenger Fuat Baran who shared with us some amazing photos from a recent Caribbean cruise. The pictures were so good that we decided to make it a three-part series. This first installment is about the culinary wonders aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Are you hungry yet? Below are some pictures of the delicious pastries offered… read more of “Culinary Wonders…”
Thank you to Mr. Julian H. Preisler for sending in remarkable vintage pictures of Nieuw Amsterdam! Check them out! My mother, Dorothy Goldman Preisler sailed on the “old” Nieuw Amsterdam from New York to Rotterdam in 1954 prior to her marriage. I have several vintage photos from the voyage that I have scanned as well as some unique… read more of “Vintage Nieuw…”
With our “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” shipboard program, you don’t have to be a celebrity or professional dancer to earn an opportunity to compete with some of the best dancers afloat. “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” is featuring a dance competition that culminates with 15 talented guests — one representing each ship… read more of “Win a Chance to…”
Thanks to Kelsey Differding, our corporate giving coordinator, for sending in this nice post. Ten members of Association De Lijn met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 3 for lunch in the Pinnacle Grill aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Mike Sexton, a member of the group’s North America chapter, said, “Kudos are due to everyone involved, and… read more of “De Lijn Members…”
Joe Craig, who started Black Label Photography, was recently onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was great to meet Joe, as he is such a nice person with a wealth of knowledge. During the cruise he was very kind to take some beautiful shots of the Hotel Department heads. It’s a great and good looking group… read more of “Hotel Department…”
Natasha Dordevic recently received the People Leadership Award 2012 for her role as shop manager for Starboard Cruise Services, the retail operator for Holland America Line. Natasha’s efforts have been rewarded for her work aboard Nieuw Amsterdam in 2012, where she led a team of 14 shop staff throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean seasons. Natasha… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”