A cruise to Northern Europe beckoned, and we answered the call with a Virtual Voyage to Norway the week of Aug. 16! Thank you to all of our cruisers and Mariners who joined us on social media! The seven-day “Norse Legends” cruise aboard Nieuw Statendam was a blast, and we hope everyone had a great… read more of “Virtual Voyage Log:…”
A cruise to Europe with Holland America Line is a dream vacation for many travelers. It’s the ideal way to see many countries and visit several places without having to unpack more than once. The ships conveniently go from city to city without the need for a plane, train or automobile ride.
Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke recently sailed on Eurodam throughout Europe, and the ship called at some interesting, off-the-beaten-path ports that aren’t often found on cruise itineraries. Similarly, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem and Future Cruise Consultant Joanne Gardner snapped some memorable photos at the unique port of Kotor, Montenegro. Enjoy “visiting” these unique… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here is a shot of the Eurodam I took in Bergen when I was out on a run. I made my way up to the point called Sandviksbatteriet. Julie Seidel is Eurodam’s human resources manager.
Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. I’ll tell you about our day in Bergen in a minute, but first today’s laundry story. Somehow, coincidences always seem to happen in the ship’s passenger laundry. There was the time that… read more of “Cruise Diary: Doing…”
Here is a shot from our soccer game in Bergen, Norway, against the Ventura P&O ship. Photo by Indra HR Clerk. Julie Seidel is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.
Guest Elise is on board Rotterdam with her daughter and will be sharing her experience with us during their time on board. Enjoy! We were told that today would be rainy, but the prediction did not deter us from enjoying this charming city. Bergen is a quintessential Norwegian call. The coast is dotted with houses… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
When Maasdam called at Bergen, Norway, our soccer team participated in the ‘Bergen Cruise Ships Championship.’ Maasdam’s soccer team played against the Boudicca soccer team (Fred Olsen Line) and Maasdam won the game with a score of 10-5! Congrats to everyone on the winning team – Holland America Line is proud of you! Jaime de… read more of “Maasdam Soccer Team…”