Fall foliage season in Canada and New England is in full swing, and right now ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam and ms Veendam are there exploring the region. What better way to see the emerald, golden and ruby hues of the foliage than from the deck of a cruise ship. Reaching from New York to Gaspe,… read more of “Shore Excursions:…”
A transit through the Panama Canal is one of the most scenic and interesting experiences for any traveler. The sights are perfectly captured in photos and videos, which is why we asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to send in their best shots. Here are some of our favorites, including a video that takes you… read more of “Panama Canal Photos…”
In 2014 the Panama Canal will mark a huge milestone – the 100th Anniversary of it’s completion. To commemorate the occasion, six Holland America Line ships will sail 12 full transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season. Ranging in length from 14 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options… read more of “Celebrating the…”
Veendam‘s Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ronald de Bloeme sent in these pretty photos of the ship at Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland. Did you know at Heimaey you can see millions of wild puffins or go on a cruise looking for orcas, dolphins and porpoises? Heimaey is just one of the unique ports we call… read more of “A Unique Call at…”
Thanks to blog fan Aad Hoogesteger for sending in these beautiful pictures of Veendam sailing into Amsterdam yesterday.
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight! A special thanks to photographer Joe Brazil for capturing this stunning photo of ms Veendam. This is a photo of the ms Veendam taken on July 16th off the west coast of Newfoundland, sailing north. It was taken from onshore in the vicinity of Portland Creek on Newfoundland’s Northern… read more of “Veendam Lights Up…”
Thanks to artist and guest Casey for sending us some of his work done aboard Veendam. I’m Casey Hoke. I’m 16 years old and from Louisville, Kentucky. I just came back from sailing aboard the MS Veendam with my grandparents (and very well traveled HAL Mariners) from Boston to Quebec. I am a student artist… read more of “Painting Landscapes…”
Thanks to HAL guest Patricia for sending in this post and great photos from her Canada/New England cruise with Veendam. We had a wonderful cruise on Veendam. Thanks to Ibrahim, Teghu, Sambas, Yimi, Haki and Isman for making our cruise so special. They were all so friendly & helpful. We hope we meet again.