Friday we were in Santa Margherita, Ligure, Italy. In the afternoon I took the ferry over to Portofino as I knew from previous visits that there are some great images to be taken there. It was a beautiful sunny day. First we walked up to the church from where you have a beautiful view and… read more of “Marco’s…”
Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are currently on a seven-day western Mediterranean cruise on board Ryndam. They will be staying on for a second HAL cruise right after they complete this one and will be chronicling their back-to-back cruising experience for us on the blog. When we returned to Ryndam the Royal Dutch High Tea was… read more of “Cruise Diary: Royal…”
These pictures are from a recent ship visit made by Mr. Fauzi Daud and two representatives from the Jakarta SBI Management team — Mr. Ronny Pahlawan and Mr. Suherman Samiri. They came aboard Nieuw Amsterdam on September 13 to meet our Indonesian crew members. Jack Rebours is Nieuw Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
Dutch Chef Pieter Scheermeijer is currently sailing aboard Rotterdam’s Spain and Portugal Explorer cruise until Sept. 22. During his time on board, Chef Scheermeijer will hold classes, perform cooking demonstrations, showcase his culinary expertise and share tips with guest in Rotterdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions… read more of “Chef Pieter…”
I got up this morning at 6:00 a.m. I got ready and when I looked out of the window I saw this amazing kaleidoscope of strong colors. The sun was rising as we approached Palermo, Sicily, so I decided to take my tripod and camera onto the balcony and take some shots of this colorful… read more of “Marco’s Moments:…”
Special thanks to HAL guests Keith and Christine Brandt for sharing this post with our blog. Last week we took our third cruise with Holland America Line. Our experiences with HAL are great and we don’t want to cruise with any other. This time our cruise was through the Mediterranean. We left on Sept. 9,… read more of “Postcards from…”
During our call at Lisbon, Portugal, Prinsendam’s culinary team was in full force working hard to prepare appetizing foods during an extremely successful barbecue along the pool-side of the Lido deck for our guests. Such a treat for everyone!