Sunday, January 31, more than 2,500 fans and former employees of Holland America Line and members of the association De Lijn, visited the renovated ss Rotterdam V which is moored in her homeport of Rotterdam. During this visit a special book with interviews with former crew members was presented to Nico Bleichrodt, director of sales… read more of “De Lijn Members…”
Tag: Interesting Stuff
Ricardo Farkas of Vallarta Adventures & Cabo Adventures, a Holland America Line shore excursion operator, regularly participates in wildlife rescues and sent in this note and amazing photos of a whale rescue. Translated from Spanish: Another successful rescue! At approximately 11 a.m. we received a report of a whale entangled in a fish net. It was… read more of “HAL’s Puerto…”
Stuart Dee Photography sent us some great shots of Oosterdam’s arrival at Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Holland America cruisers Jan and Jeanne recently created a Web site documenting their 114-day World Cruise aboard ms Amsterdam. The site features a photo gallery of the couple at various ports and shore excursions, in addition to a complete travel itinerary and a journal that they updated daily. Visit Jan and Jeanne’s “Experience of a… read more of “Dutch Couple Uses…”
Mariner George Holden sent us these photos of his table decorated with tiles from his HAL cruises.
Here are a few cool photos of the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins tour in Costa Maya, Mexico. Kateryna Bannikova is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
Yesterday afternoon we held a special back-of-the-house tour for our deluxe verandah guests on board Amsterdam. They toured the store room, the A-deck and the B-deck. We also showed them the garbage room, the carpenter and tailor shops and the main laundry room. After the tour everyone had lunch in the marshaling area. The guests… read more of “Suite Guests Take…”
Sue Khoury sent us this note and photos from her recent cruise aboard Zuiderdam. Dear Captain Turner and Zuiderdam Crew, Please allow me to express our gratitude to you for the most wonderful vacation my Jim and I have ever had together. Our 10-day (24 Oct-3 Nov) cruise/adventure into the Panama Canal and to the… read more of “HAL Cruise Was Good…”