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Amsterdam Crew Explore Ruins of Pompeii

Amsterdam Crew Explore Ruins of Pompeii

During our recent port call at Napoli (Naples), Italy, guests and crew members enjoyed the Ruins of Pompeii excursion in Sorrento. We explored the ancient ruins in the city of Pompeii, buried under volcano ashes from a major eruption centuries ago. We took part in a guided tour and learned about the history of these…   read more of “Amsterdam Crew…”

Retirees Honored on Volendam

Retirees Honored on Volendam

Peggy Lee Kaham, Volendam’s human resources manager, sent in a photo of a recent retiree celebration on Volendam. On March 28, 2011, Volendam hosted a reception and lunch to honor retired HAL employees Samsir Sutan Mudo Lisa, Harry Pessiwarisa and Arifin Soeradinata. The gentlemen are all from Indonesia and, coincidentally, all retired in the same…   read more of “Retirees Honored on…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Welcome Aboard!

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Welcome Aboard!

In an unprecedented effort to document the unique splendors and beauty of Alaska, Holland America has teamed up with the National Park Service to produce exclusive interviews with Glacier Bay’s foremost experts on a wide range of fascinating topics. Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, travel writers, broadcasters and regular contributors to the Holland America blog,…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

‘Over the Side’ Snapshots from Fanning Island

‘Over the Side’ Snapshots from Fanning Island

These photos were taken ‘Over the Side’ today while the Rotterdam was visiting Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Best Regards, Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ms Rotterdam

Stein Kruse Participates in State of the Industry Panel

Stein Kruse Participates in State of the Industry Panel

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse was on the panel at today’s State of the Industry Address during the 2011 Cruise Shipping Miami convention. Kruse was asked to speak about the economy and the outlook for the cruise industry. The panel also included the top executive from Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International,…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

A Trilogy of Titanic Proportions

A Trilogy of Titanic Proportions

Step back James Cameron and make way for Joseph L’Episcopo. Our very own shore excursion manager takes you on a journey of “What if?” His trio of novels — One Final Voyage, Oceanic Crossings and Atlantic Colours — take you back to Titanic and her newer fleet-mates, a time that never was but might have…   read more of “A Trilogy of…”