Recently ms Zaandam and ms Statendam met in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This gave me the opportunity to meet and share experiences and ideas from the new On Location* program Mexico with Alphonse, Statendam’s beverage manager. The ideas, laughter and camaraderie flowed through the short time we were together as we had to return to… read more of “Two Beverage…”
Thanks to Cesar Lizarraga, vice president of port operations at Costa Maya in Mexico, for this fun photo of Nieuw Amsterdam and Carnival Legend, taken from Deck 8 on Ryndam.
Thanks to passenger Kees Brienen for taking this great picture of Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten nearby Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Yesterday I took this picture on the deck of the Westerdam. We just left Puerto Vallarta and whales were playing all around us. It was a great moment (unfortunately no photos of the whales). A few… read more of “Westerdam’s…”
Thanks to passenger Sandra Akina for sharing with us some beautiful pictures from her cruise in the Caribbean with her sister. My sister and I had a wonderful time on board the ms Ryndam. Also, our time ashore snorkeling and/or enjoying spending the day at Key West, Florida; Roatan, Honduras; St. Thomas; Guatamala, and Costa… read more of “Caribbean Cruise…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband cruised again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find photos I had taken of the fabulous Front Desk staff especially of Grachel Singh who was extremely helpful and always… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Thanks to Holland America Line Reservation Lead Sarah Sterley for sending in these great photos! I am a Holland America employee at the Seattle office. I recently took my mother on a sailing on Zaandam to Mexico. On our return from the shore excursions we selected in Puerto Vallarta we encountered a whale. He was… read more of “Spotting Whale…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband cruised again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Since we have cruised and visited Mexico and Hawaii several times, we didn’t expect that we would have such a memorable cruise. We both… read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”
During Zaandam’s recent call at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the crew members were treated to a delightful barbecue on the bow of the ship. With the blue skies and amazing weather, the crew members were able to enjoy a Zaandam-style family “makan” (family meal in Bahasa) where they were able to sit, relax and enjoy some… read more of “Crew Enjoy Barbecue…”