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New European Itineraries in 2013

New European Itineraries in 2013

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…”

Ryndam Crew Barbecue at Stockholm, Sweden

Ryndam Crew Barbecue at Stockholm, Sweden

While docked at Stockholm, Sweden, Ryndam crew members enjoyed a delicious barbecue. Special thanks to Human Resources Manager Linda Daire for the photos.

Ryndam’s Sail Away from Amsterdam

Ryndam’s Sail Away from Amsterdam

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

Foods of the Mediterranean Empires

Foods of the Mediterranean Empires

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…”

Prinsendam’s Crew Soccer

Prinsendam’s Crew Soccer

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!

So Long, Rotterdam!

So Long, Rotterdam!

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,…”