Here are some pictures I took during my last Collector’s Cruise, many of them from Key West and Puerto Rico, aboard the Westerdam from December 9 -23. Thank you and have a good season! – François Thivierge, HAL Mariner from Quebec City
Although we sailed our first ever cruise on the Westerdam in July 2010, we had not sailed since then until we cruised on a competitor last month. Unfortunately, Holland America HAS SPOILED US FOR LIFE! Our standards for cruising were set by you and until now, we did not realize how high YOUR standards are!… read more of “Kudos for HAL and…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Here are some of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing!
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Here are some of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing! These pictures are from our 2011 cruise on the Eurodam. This year it was the Statendam through the Panama Canal. Early in 2014 it is Hawaii; already booked…. read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”
Dec. 2, 2004: ms Westerdam sails on her inaugural Caribbean cruise, a three-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary. The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger vessel is the third in HAL’s history to bear the Westerdam name. The ship was christened on April 25, 2004, in Venice, Italy, by Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk.
Thanks to HAL guests John and Jacqui Jones for sending in these great photos from their cruise aboard Westerdam. Happy memories of a remarkable cruise. — John & Jacqui Jones
My wife and I took our very first cruise on the ms Westerdam back in September. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary aboard the ship’s Alaska Explorer voyage. We would like to thank Holland America Line and the Westerdam crew for such a wonderful experience. The staff and crew were amazing and the Alaska ports… read more of “Celebrating a 30th…”
Special thanks to Westerdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Rico Wessels for this post. The Westerdam just completed a very successful 35-day South Pacific voyage. Throughout the cruise we held several themed events to match the various ports of calls visited. We ended the cruise with a Halloween themed event. Guests participated in choosing the best pumpkin… read more of “Photos from…”