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Podcast: Cruising On ms Oosterdam (Part IV)

Podcast: Cruising On ms Oosterdam (Part IV)

This is the final day of our Mexican Riviera cruise aboard ms Oosterdam. Throughout this series of podcasts, we have taken you behind the scenes and into the lives of individuals aboard the ship who all play an integral part into creating memorable experiences for Holland America guests. In this final podcast, Elizabeth and I…   read more of “Podcast: Cruising…”

Podcast: Aboard ms Oosterdam (Part III)

Podcast: Aboard ms Oosterdam    (Part III)

In this featured podcast, Elizabeth Harryman and I take you behind-the-scenes for an exclusive interview with ms Oosterdam’s Culinary Manager Beirne Brown to find out how he and his culinary crew prepare and serve nearly 10,000 meals each day! Cruising Oosterdam, Part III [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/oosterdam3.mp3] Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman are travel writers, broadcasters and regular…   read more of “Podcast: Aboard ms…”

There’s a Kid on the Bridge!

There’s a Kid on the Bridge!

Moises Justino, a 13-year-old from Oviedo, Florida (near Orlando), had an opportunity to meet and shadow Captain Jonathan Mercer and tour Eurodam in Fort Lauderdale last weekend with his parents Terry and Mary Newell. As part of a class assignment to write a letter to a business, Moises wrote to several cruise lines inquiring about…   read more of “There’s a Kid…”

Alaska Culinary Students Tour Veendam’s Galley

Alaska Culinary Students Tour Veendam’s Galley

This past September Alaska’s Vocational Institute of Technology Culinary students were given a tour of the galley aboard ms Veendam. Chef Elizabeth Fackler led the group, as they learned what it’s like to prepare 6,000 meals everyday on board a HAL cruise. The students also took part in an in-depth question and answer session with…   read more of “Alaska Culinary…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Panorama Video: View from the Funnel

Note that you can control this panorama video with your cursor. Simply click on the image, and you can make the video pan to either left or right, quickly or slowly. Rob Matthew is Nieuw Amsterdam’s 3rd engineer.

Nieuw Amsterdam Construction Photos

Nieuw Amsterdam Construction Photos

Third Engineer Rob Matthew sent us a series of cool photos of various areas of Nieuw Amsterdam as it is being built at Fincantieri shipyards in Marghera, Italy. Rob is from Portsoy, Scotland, and has been with Holland America Line for just over four years. Previously, he was posted on ms Amsterdam, then moved to…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”