After taking a recent flight on Southwest Airlines, Pam Kern, blog contributor and Captain van Donselaar’s wife, got an idea. She was reading the airline’s in-flight magazine, “Spirit,” and saw a feature that was a perfect fit for a photo of her taken back in September 2008. You may remember seeing this when it originally… read more of “Pam’s Photo…”
Tag: Interesting Stuff
Blog fan and contributor Bert Lamers asked us when Holland America Line introduced the current blue and white flag with the Halve Maen (Henry Hudson’s ship, Half Moon) in the middle. We thought our readers would be interested in the question and answer. Erik Elvejord, director of public relations for Holland America Line, informed us… read more of “When was…”
In the 136-year Holland America Line history HAL owned several vessels that did not have the familiar DAM/DYK suffix. For those who may not know, the DAM suffix designated a passenger vessel, while the DYK suffix was used for cargo ships. Names such as P. Caland and W.A. Scholten sound quite strange among all the… read more of “If You Think HAL…”
Greetings, I would like to submit this poem written by one of our guests on board the Eurodam for the blog. Thanks. Regards, Melissa Searle Crew Purser, ms Eurodam THE EURODAM The land of the wise and the wealthy The land of lovers and pleasure seekers The land of the eaters and the travelers The… read more of “Guest Pens an Ode…”
Tripbase.com, ranked in 2008 one of the leading travel Web sites by “Travel + Leisure” magazine, has named Holland America Blog the best boat-related blog on the Internet. Chris Rutherford of Tripbase sent us this note: After careful consideration, we have elected to give your blog an award for providing one of the best boat-related… read more of “Tripbase.com Names…”
Yesterday, Tuesday, the last episode of Dutch TV Show “Herrie aan de Horizon” was aired. Only two couples were left, running for the title “Best hobby cooking couple.” Captain Henk Keijer welcomed the couples Mirjam & Arlette and Danielle & Annabel on board ms Westerdam again.
What do the nautical flags on this Holland America Line uniform shirt spell out? Why, Holland America, of course! The flag print shirt is worn by the beverage department on outside decks during warm-weather itineraries. The shirt has the flags shown vertically, spelling out Holland America. Next time you are on board, you can impress… read more of “What Do the…”
Please find here the link to episode six of Dutch TV show “Herrie aan de Horizon” as it was aired yesterday (June 23). Only two shows to go, with the final episode on July 7th.