Special thanks to A. Dony Suryonugroho, night auto officer aboard Zuiderdam, for submitting these photos from the ship’s recent Indonesian Independence Day celebration while in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Here are a few photos we took of ms Veendam officers and crew enjoying the complimentary sodas provided to them in honor of the Day of the Seafarer.
Yesterday in Greece, we welcomed the Marines from the Athens Embassy Security Guard Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps to help us celebrate the Fourth of July. They came to assist us with our flag raising ceremony attended by many officers and staff. We then had a ‘backyard barbecue’ complete with s’mores! The Marines stayed… read more of “Noordam Celebrates…”
In observance of the U.S. Independence Day, we will not be posting today. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July! On this holiday, Holland America Line ships will be in locations as diverse as Alaska, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Canada, Norway and Bermuda. No matter where you are, we invite you… read more of “Happy Fourth of…”
What are you grilling up this Fourth of July? How about my mouth-watering Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs? Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, divided 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 (2-2… read more of “Rudi’s 4th of…”
On June 12, the Filipino community commemorated Philippines’ Independence Day with a celebration aboard Eurodam in the most Filipino way. At 2:00 p.m. in Kristiansand, the Filipino crew, together with other international crew members and ship staff officers, attended a salute to the flag at the mainstage. The Philippine National Anthem played while the flag… read more of “Eurodam Celebrates…”
Enjoy these photos from ms Veendam’s Filipino Independence Day activities.
…Monica Kaczmark! It was a random drawing and Monica came out the winner. She sent in a great photo and caption about her husband and kids in the pool on a choppy day. Thanks to everyone who sent in fabulous stories celebrating “dads!” Here’s her photo once again!