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Pam’s Photo Featured in ‘Spirit’ Magazine

Pam’s Photo Featured in ‘Spirit’ Magazine

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…”

When was HAL’s Blue & White Flag Introduced?

When was HAL’s Blue & White Flag Introduced?

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…”

Guest Pens an Ode to Eurodam

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 Names HABlog Best of Boat Blogs

Tripbase.com Names HABlog Best of Boat Blogs

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…”

Last Episode of ‘Herrie aan de Horizon’ Aired Last Night

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 Spell?

What Do the Nautical Flags Spell?

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…”