After publishing a post from Julian H. Preisler, we got this incredible note from a reader. What a random and exciting discovery! My name is Nicholas Van Herpen and am a 4 Star Mariner and regularly check out the H/A blog. Today I found a photo from a Mr. Julian H. Preisler showing some photos… read more of “Blog Reader Makes…”
Tag: HAL History
Here is the Prinsendam team proudly celebrating 140 years of success with the officers serving the crew a delicious meal. Here’s wishing HAL many more to come!
Thanks to Jerrol Golden, HAL’s manager of international public relations, for this fun post. As part of the 140th Anniversary celebrations, a group of Holland America Line VIPs and media participated in a walking tour of Rotterdam between ss Rotterdam and the Hotel New York along the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht with 13 stops along the… read more of “A Walking Tour…”
Thanks to Photo Manager Gokhan Susoy for sending in these photos from Noordam’s 140th Anniversary celebrations.
Thanks to Ryndam‘s Safety Officer Andrew Barker for sending in this 140th Anniversary celebration photo. The MS Ryndam deck department celebrated the 140th anniversary of Holland America Line with a gift from the people of Portimao, Portugal. — Andrew Barker
Happy Queen’s Day! Today marks the day that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years and passing the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. He will be the Netherlands’ first king since Willem III died in 1890. Holland America Line is proud of its roots in the Netherlands, from its founding… read more of “Happy Queen’s…”
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! It was a beautiful morning when we arrived in Casablanca. We had an all day tour booked: The Imperial City of Rabat. It… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Amsterdam’s 140th Anniversary cake was more than 3 meters tall and about 4-5 meters wide! It took more than a week to create and was made out of plywood and sponge cake covered in chocolate. It was made in separate sections and put together within one hour on the stage with help of the carpenters,… read more of “Amsterdam’s…”