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Merabella’s Grand Opening on Zaandam

Merabella’s Grand Opening on Zaandam

The grand opening of the brand new Merabella Boutique went well. I had great support from the shop manager and staff who helped to make all the arrangements.  We had about 60-70 people in attendance and we arranged chocolate, champagne and we decorated Merabella with lots of balloons. During the grand opening I invited all…   read more of “Merabella’s…”

Boy Scouts Explorer Troop Visit Ryndam

Boy Scouts Explorer Troop Visit Ryndam

On Jan. 9, 2011, the ms Ryndam was fortunate enough to host youths from the Boy Scouts Explorer Troop. The event included a meal at the Pinnacle Grill, galley tour, backstage tour, ship tour and bridge tour. We were lucky enough to have the assistance of Cadet Daniel King as a guide with Executive Chef…   read more of “Boy Scouts Explorer…”

iPhone iBlog: Nights Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

iPhone iBlog: Nights Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

My favorite time aboard our ships is evening when guests are spruced up for dinner and the show and the tinkling of the ivories combined with a light touch on the snares and the richness of a bass intermingles with the laughter of guests enjoying a carefree evening of warm conversation and dancing.

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Travel writer Raisa Rivas is sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. Photos by Gregorio Mayi. Days at sea are great to just relax, but my group of colleagues and me were blessed to have a tight itinerary touring the ship to get a more in-depth idea how…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

iPhone iBlog: Welcome Aboard!

iPhone iBlog: Welcome Aboard!

Holland America Line’s John Primeau, manager of international public relations, is on board Nieuw Amsterdam for the upcoming 12-day voyage and will be sending in blog posts via his iPhone. It’s quick and easy, so if you have an iPhone feel free to send in posts this way too! Aft section of the magnificent, new…   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

Relaxing in Eurodam’s Retreat Cabanas

Relaxing in Eurodam’s Retreat Cabanas

HAL guests Matt and Janay Rodenbeck submitted this note and amazing photos from their recent Eurodam cruise to the Caribbean. I want to send a quick message in praise of the Retreat cabanas on the Eurodam. My wife and I decided to book one of the Retreat cabanas for the week on our 7-day Eastern…   read more of “Relaxing in…”