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Ryndam & Statendam Farewell Cruises Create Lifelong Travel Memories

Ryndam & Statendam Farewell Cruises Create Lifelong Travel Memories

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 &…”

Guests Can ‘Let it Go’ on Shore Excursions in Norway

Guests Can ‘Let it Go’ on Shore Excursions in Norway

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.

Postcards from Rotterdam

Postcards from Rotterdam

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…”

Cruise Diary: Hjorundfjord and Alesund

Cruise Diary: Hjorundfjord and Alesund

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:…”

Ryndam Makes a Stop at Alesund, Norway

Ryndam Makes a Stop at Alesund, Norway

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…”