From the first time I saw that I’d be visiting Sweden I knew the one thing that I wanted to do. No, it’s not visiting the Pipi Longstocking Museum or one of the palaces or even enjoying a plate of those darling little meatballs. It was what many of you out there would also want… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Editor’s note: Ben van Zeijl was the first guest on the old Eurodam News Blog and he was first to comment when we started up Holland America Blog in January. He’s been a regular contributor since the early days, and we asked him to tell us a little about who he is and why he’s… read more of “Meet Ben van…”
Hi all. Here is a video shot from the Euromast Rotterdam of the ms Rotterdam turning around during her departure on May 31, 2009. Impressive as ever the Rotterdam is one of the passenger vessels who can turn around at this point in the river Maas. Vessels such as Eurodam and Westerdam are too large… read more of “Video: Rotterdam…”
Here some pictures that we took when we had a crew tour from Le Havre to Paris, France, a couple days ago. The tour dropped us off at the Concord Museum and then we went on our own to Eiffel Tower, Concord museum, the Glass pyramid, Hard Rock Café, some of us (Erman, dining room… read more of “Rotterdam Crew Will…”
In Stockholm today: Holland America Line’s Rotterdam could not ask for a better parking place – er, make that, a better place to drop anchor – than in the harbor facing Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan.
Last week aboard Rotterdam we held a “Dessert Extravaganza” for our guests in the Lido pool, Deck 8 midship. We had many desserts and a dark chocolate and white chocolate fountain with many sweet delicacies served. The kitchen staff were very proud of their presentation as well as the dining room staff that was serving… read more of “Dessert…”
Yesterday Rotterdam called at Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and our Dutch friends sent in some nice photos and a video of the ship in its namesake port with Rotterdam V in the background. Rotterdam V is set to open to the public July 27 as a hotel, restaurant and tourist attraction. Ben van Zeijl snapped these… read more of “Rotterdam at…”
Found the article below in a maritime newsletter. It is copied from the newspaper Liverpool Daily Post. On Tuesday 26th May, the HAL cruise liner “Rotterdam” called at Liverpool’s cruise terminal at the famous Pier head, in the shadow of the famous Liver buildings with it’s Liver Birds keeping watch over the city. The Holland… read more of “Postcard from…”