Statendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh is an avid photographer, and his photos are stunners. If you want to learn how to take photos like Bert, Holland America Line offers informative Digital Workshops powered by Windows on board. Guests can take classes such as “Understanding the basics of your digital camera,” “Edit your cruise photos,”… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Bill Fletcher, Holland America Line’s director of Alaska sales, marketing and planning, recently participated in a Twitter chat with the United States Tour Operators Association and gave some insight into Holland America Line’s Alaska experiences. No one knows Alaska like Bill, who is a native, so enjoy learning more about what we offer in this… read more of “Q&A with Bill…”
Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. In Haines, we chose to do the Golf Alaska tour. Whoa! What’s “Fore” in bear talk?! Golfers trade stories about courses like fishermen compare catches. Having a yarn to tell… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Thanks to John Shakeshaft for sending us the link so we can share the Flash Mob video from Haines! What a wonderful gesture by the people of this beautiful Alaskan city!
The good people of Haines, Alaska, put together a dance instruction video and had several of their community members come out the pier to meet the ms Zaandam on May 22, 2013, for a surprise Flash Mob Dance. In addition to the community members of Haines participating, we had the front office team, future cruise… read more of “Flash Mob Dancers…”
Special thanks to Tom Hand, Zaandam‘s Human Resources Manger, for sending in this wonderful photo and post of the special visit Zaandam received from Indonesia’s Ambassador. On August 25, 2012, in Haines, Alaska, Zaandam had the pleasure of hosting Dino Patty Djalal, Indonesia’s Ambassador to the United States, along with his family and staff. The… read more of “Indonesian…”
Thanks to HAL guest Pat for sending in these great photos from a recent Alaskan cruise. We had a wonderful experience on our Alaskan cruise, with one of the best experiences being the glacier helicopter ride and walk. We also took advantage of the photo tour to Haines and it was great ! We had… read more of “Touring Haines,…”
Thank you to Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat, Statendam’s human resources clerk, for this fun post about his recent adventure. Today is a gift day! Sunny, a little bit windy and I’m ready… It took about 20 minutes to reach the ‘earth,’ a fishing spot from the pier where we docked. Along the way our eyes… read more of “Salmon Season in…”