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Cruise Diary: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Cruise Diary: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. She snapped this great photo of Costa Victoria, one of our sister ships, on Oct. 4, as Amsterdam approached Yokohama, Japan.

Cruise Diary: Hakodate, Japan

Cruise Diary: Hakodate, Japan

HAL guest Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing on Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! October 2, 2012 Day: 11 The Amsterdam arrived on schedule and the immigration process began at 6:30. In typical Japanese fashion, the process was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: At Sea

Cruise Diary: At Sea

HAL guest Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing on Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! At Sea, Days 2 – 9 September 22 – 30, 2012 There was an interesting itinerary schedule entry due to us crossing the International…   read more of “Cruise Diary: At…”

Prinsendam’s Poolside Barbecue at Istanbul

Prinsendam’s Poolside Barbecue at Istanbul

The beautiful Prinsendam is currently on a Mediterranean & Black Sea Voyage, sailing from Barcelona to Athens. During our visit to Istanbul, Turkey, we held a Shawarma barbecue in the Lido Pool area with special Turkish decorations. The tent was filled with Turkish carpet, tea, traditional foods and other delicacies from Turkey. There also was…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Amsterdam’s Grand Black & Silver Ball

Amsterdam’s Grand Black & Silver Ball

Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Dining Room Manager Pras for sharing these photos from the ship’s “Black and Silver Ball.” Enjoy!

Amsterdam’s Grand Asia & Australia Voyage Departs Seattle

Amsterdam’s Grand Asia & Australia Voyage Departs Seattle

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Holland America Line’s flagship the ms Amsterdam set sail from Seattle Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, for her 75-day Grand Asia and Australia Voyage. This circle navigation of the Pacific Rim will showcase the people and cultures of Russia, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore,…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Amsterdam Crew Soccer in Skagway, Alaska

Amsterdam Crew Soccer in Skagway, Alaska

Amsterdam crew members played a few games of soccer in Skagway, Alaska, on July 16th. The red team won 3-2 over the blue team in the first game and again 2-1 in the second game. Peggy Kaham is Amsterdam’s human resources manager.