Thanks to Volendam Human Resource Manager Sandra Tobón Franco for sending in these photos. Seeing as the shore excursions staff had organized a special ‘fam-flight’, they decided to invite our “Employee of the Month,” Arturo Ramirez, up with them. It was a great day weather-wise and he was treated to a flight that included a… read more of “Fun Flight for…”
Thanks to 2-star Mariner Robert New for sending in these photo. Last July-August, I and wife Dolores were passengers aboard HAL MV Amsterdam to Alaska. It seemed the whole town of Kodiak was into FISHING, FISHING, FISHING. I took this photo near the ship. Along the road near the ship were several fish processing plants…. read more of “Fishing, Fishing,…”
Thanks to Dave Fields, Oosterdam’s coordinator of sales and promotions, for sharing this great picture of Zaandam at Juneau, Alaska. Here’s a nice shot of Zaandam at port in Juneau, Alaska. I took this as we sailed away on Oosterdam on a beautiful afternoon.
Thanks to guest Clarissa for sending in these incredible pictures from her Alaska cruise. We had a wonderful time a board of the Westerdam cruising to Alaska this past month. As a photographer enthusiast I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and diversity of Alaska but mostly the high quality cruise experience my husband and… read more of “Postcards from…”
With the Alaska Season starting up again, the crew can play soccer in Juneau. The Zuiderdam is in Juneau, together with our sister ship the Westerdam and also the Star Princess. This makes for some good games. The Zuiderdam players beat both the Westerdam & Star Princess Team! We hope they are up for a… read more of “Zuiderdam Soccer…”
Thanks to passengers Dawn and Nick Fovargue for sharing their wedding memories aboard a HAL cruise. In July 2008, we took our first cruise on board the Oosterdam where we got married on Eagle Glacier while docked in Juneau. The entire experience hooked us on cruising, and this year we will be back again with… read more of “Wedding on a…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “Favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Here are some more of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing! This photo was taken of the Oosterdam in Apia, Samoa. My husband and I took the transpacific crossing from Vancouver to Sydney to celebrate our 25th wedding… read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”
On Sept. 11, a group of Girl Scout Brownies toured Amsterdam while at Juneau, Alaska. Joan Pardes sent the note below to the Juneau Empire newspaper expressing the troop’s gratitude to HAL: Juneau Girl Scout Troop 4036 would like to thank Holland America Line (HAL) for hosting the troop’s recent visit aboard the ms Amsterdam…. read more of “Amsterdam Welcomes…”