We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their HAL photos from Canada/New England to be in the running for the line’s “Fans’ First” Facebook Page Cover Photo on March 1st. Here are more photos from guest Lisa Ann Lapp. Enjoy! These photos are from Sydney! What a great time we had aboard Holland… read more of “More Facebook Fans…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 9, 2013: We arrived at the cruise terminal in San Diego and after filling out our health forms, we were… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show… read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”
RISOTTO WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND ARUGULA YIELD: Four to six servings INGREDIENTS: Squash 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dressing 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly… read more of “Rudi’s…”
This is a photo from my honeymoon cruise to Alaska on Oosterdam. This was the best cruise I have ever been on and I have been on many. Thank you Holland America Line for a memorable, romantic, beautiful and absolutely majestic vacation! Tammy Polston Lithia, FL
I love Valentine’s Day because I always equate food with love. There are no better way to nourish the heart and spirit of a couple than by cooking together, or eating a meal to stimulate the senses while holding hands across the table, gazing into each others’ eyes over a flickering candle. — Master Chef… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Happy Valentine’s Day from aboard ms Rotterdam.
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn was on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and sent in posts during her voyage. Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner – Favorite Crew Member From the Mariner Society Luncheon, past the Chocolate Buffet and specialty dining evenings through to the last night’s Baked Alaska Parade of… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”