Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his… read more of “Remembering an…”
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…”
Special thanks to Volendam’s Shore Excursion Manager Judy Hu for sending in this beautiful photo taken at Glacier Bay, Alaska. Volendam was the first HAL ship of the Alaska season to call at Glacier Bay.
In honor of the launch of our new Land+Sea Journeys and the return of our ships to the region, this week Holland America Line is celebrating all things Alaska! We have some wonderful posts to share that showcase the amazing experiences that await in the Last Frontier. Enjoy! I was so impressed by Alaska, it’s… read more of “Celebrating All…”
On April 28, the ms Volendam was in Glacier Bay, Alaska. She is the first HAL ship and the second cruise ship to enter Glacier Bay this season. The day started with snow storms in the early morning and strong winds. It can be seen that the ice is on the window wipers on the… read more of “Captain’s…”
Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line! My wife and I enjoyed our 33rd Anniversary, an Alaska cruise, on board the MS Volendam last May – June 2012. We celebrated our June 2 big day in Skagway and with a excellent dinner in the Pinnacle Grill that evening. Again we are going to celebrate our 34th… read more of “Lordy Lordy, Look…”
On March 25, the crew of the Volendam travelled back in time to their high school prom. (For some of us, this was a much longer trip than others :-)…) We threw a “Prom Night 2013” theme crew party and invited everyone to dress in their best outfits and come dance the night away. Classic… read more of “Volendam Crew Prom…”
The guests enjoyed the best day and night views of Shanghai from the Volendam’s perfect docking location close to the centre of town. Shore Excursion Manager Kevin Farwell and assistant Judy Hu went out to discover the delights of the many varied items for sale at Shanghai’s outdoor antique market.