Thinking about cruising with us next summer? Well, lucky seven is our magic number in summer 2013 when we deploy seven ships to Europe and feature seven maiden ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Ryndam and Veendam — will cruise… read more of “New European…”
While docked at Stockholm, Sweden, Ryndam crew members enjoyed a delicious barbecue. Special thanks to Human Resources Manager Linda Daire for the photos.
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…”
On July 22, Ryndam was in Amsterdam. We saw the ship while sailing back through the North Sea canal and took these photos. – Ine van Dam
During Prinsendam’s recent call to beautiful Bordeaux, France, a group of our dining room and beverage teams were able to take part in an educational winery tour of Château La Louvière. During the two hour visit, that included lectures and tastings, our staff were able to experience and find understanding on how wine is produced… read more of “Prinsendam Crew…”
Big thanks to Gwen Pratesi, food and travel writer, for sending in these beautiful photos from her recent HAL sailing. Gwen will be writing more about the cruise and ports of call in the coming months on her own blog www.Bunkycooks.com. Enjoy! We sailed on the June 5th sailing of the Mediterranean Empires itinerary on… read more of “Foods of the…”
Since football/soccer is a beloved game here on board, crew members are always looking for an opportunity to take part in a recreational match. Here are a few pictures of ms Prinsendam football/soccer team in Copenhagen and Stockholm taking advantage of the local field and great weather. Enjoy!
We are already getting used to seeing ms Rotterdam pass our house. And as always between 18:30 and 19:00 p.m., we can hear the sound of the ships’ horn as a greeting passing the port of Maassluis, traditional for Holland America Line vessels. This means the ship will pass our doorstep. We ventured out on… read more of “So Long,…”