The 2016 Grand World Voyage was an epic 115-day cruise to far-off lands and gorgeous locales. It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago it came to an end, and those who called Amsterdam home for four months returned to their regular lives. During the journey, Amsterdam hosted some of our regular cruisers who documented… read more of “A Pictorial Wrapup…”
Spring has sprung and it’s an inspiring time! Today is the first official day of spring – and that means that flowers will begin to bloom in colder regions that have been covered in a blanket of snow and ice for many months. As people across the northern hemisphere are looking forward to the return… read more of “Spring Has Sprung!…”
Thanks to Irene Lui, our colleague at Seabourn, for sending in these photos of Rotterdam departing Funchal, Madeira, on her last European crossing.
Holland America Line has been a proud sponsor of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus since 2003. On Saturday May 11, the SMC had their annual black tie auction and dinner, and this year’s theme was “Springtime in Paris.” The organization raises funds for local LGBT community programs, youth “It Gets Better” outreach… read more of “Supporting the…”
Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We had a very nice crossing of the Atlantic until the last two days. The Captain altered course and… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Special thanks to Aad Hoogesteger for sharing these photos of Eurodam, taken in Funchal, Madeira.
Here are the photos of Ryndam at Funchal, Madeira, from Aad Hoogesteger, HAL blog fan and frequent contributor. He saw the ship while in Funchal on vacation.
I received the attached two photos from Jan Yetke. The Amsterdam was in Funchal and there is a wall next to the pier where various ships will do a painting. She took these two photos of the Prinsendam (2006) and Amsterdam (2008) when they called at Funchal. Various cruise members do these paintings and you… read more of “Wall Paintings in…”