Cruise guests and crew aboard Ryndam and Rotterdam enjoyed a momentous bow-to-bow event Aug. 18 at Alesund, Norway, as Rotterdam bid a fond farewell to Ryndam. The unusual sail-away was orchestrated by Rotterdam’s and Ryndam’s officers during a joint port call that was the last time the two vessels will be together as sister ships… read more of “Ryndam &…”
It’s the land of fjords and waterfalls, picturesque villages and trolls. And oh yes, the home of “Frozen!” While the hit Disney movie may have debuted in 2014, Holland America Line has been offering cruises to Norway for decades.
Visitors to the ss Rotterdam, docked at the city of Rotterdam as a hotel and museum, line her decks during the World Port Festival in the Port of Rotterdam. This was shot from our ms Rotterdam as it sailed past to begin a Norwegian fjords cruise last month. Photo: Journalist J.S. Fletcher Rainbow (right) over… read more of “Postcards from…”
Thanks to Mariner Sijbrand Kamer for sending in these beautiful photos taken in Hardangerfjord and Alesund, Norway.
Guest Elise is on board Rotterdam with her daughter and will be sharing her experience with us during their time on board. Enjoy! Alesund is a beautiful town with a lot to see and do. Here we took the Hjorundfjord and Alesund: Jewels in the Crown tour, and it was one of the best I… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here’s a snapshot of Ryndam crew members taking part in the Constitution Day Parade in Alesund, Norway, on May 17. Enjoy! Kateryna Bannikova is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
Big thanks to HAL guest Alexander of the Netherlands for sending in some fun pictures of Ryndam. I took these pictures of Ryndam on the 20th of July in Alesund, Norway. It seems that piracy is still a threat to cruise shipping! I thought this would be a fun addition to the Ryndam photo gallery…. read more of “Ryndam Makes a Stop…”