Thanks to HAL guest Mira for sending in beautiful photos that were taken on various cruises with Zaandam, Veendam and Nieuw Amsterdam.
Thanks to guest Clint Page for sending in this story in honor of Father’s Day this weekend. When I was a kid growing up in the country north of Raleigh, North Carolina, my dad and I would talk about taking a boat down the St. Lawrence River. Those conversations echoed in different ways at two times… read more of “Cruising on the…”
Here is our sail away from Vancouver a few days ago. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
On April 28, the ms Volendam was in Glacier Bay, Alaska. She is the first HAL ship and the second cruise ship to enter Glacier Bay this season. The day started with snow storms in the early morning and strong winds. It can be seen that the ice is on the window wipers on the… read more of “Captain’s…”
The Port of Vancouver had a plaque exchange yesterday morning to acknowledge our 140th birthday. Thanks to our partners at Vancouver for celebrating with us this important milestone. We received this nice note from Carmen Ortega, manager, business development, for Port Metro Vancouver: Port Metro Vancouver and Holland America Line have a relationship that spans… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
On March 4, 2013, while on the Mexican Riviera cruise on board the beautiful ms Zaandam, 120 Canadians got together to celebrate the warm weather of Mexico. I organized the event to the delight of my fellow Canadians who were enchanted with the “On Location” program and enjoyed a variety of Mexican cocktails while meeting… read more of “Oh,…”
The side of the gorgeous Oosterdam … I believe I can fly … or not! At least I can sail with HAL! This was taken in Victoria, British Columbia. Csaba Desvari is ms Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
On August 29, Volendam donated approximately $200 in Canadian coins to British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Below is a picture of myself handing over the jar to Krishna, a YVR agent. The coins were accrued in a collection box where crew members contribute their change when they return from shopping. Peter Bos is Volendam’s… read more of “Captain’s…”