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Video: Home Sweet Home

Special thanks to HAL Mariner Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. Thanks, Fred! Hello dear friends. The ms Rotterdam is coming home. Here is a video from the ss Rotterdam and of the ss Rembrandt in 1998 arriving in her hometown. – Fred Claessen

‘Dam’ Ship Shirt

‘Dam’ Ship Shirt

The only regret vis-a-vis my March 2011 cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam was learning that the famous ‘dam ship shirts’ were no longer being produced. My dear niece Mary, understanding my disappointment that I couldn’t add another ‘star’ to my annotated tee, made me one from scratch. I’m now up to ‘four’ and still counting!-…   read more of “‘Dam’…”

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s Director of Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft sent in this post about the recent Mariner Society Cruise aboard Rotterdam’s crossing in July. It sure looks like they had a lot of fun! The July 12, 2011, crossing from New York to Rotterdam traced Holland America Line’s 139 year history of crossing the Atlantic…   read more of “Mariner Society…”

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Here is a snapshot from the recent ms Rotterdam Classic Trans-Atlantic crossing which sailed from New York to Rotterdam on July 12. This picture was taken after a wonderful dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. – Victoria Morgan, HAL Mariner

Addicted to Holland America Line

Addicted to Holland America Line

ADDICTION! Yes, we are prone to be as we “shop” for itineraries and ships — contemplating our return for our 28th sailing aboard HAL. This photo was taken in Quebec City in 2009. Because we have sailed Canada/New England several times does not prohibit our desire to sail again: September 10, 2011. We are excited…   read more of “Addicted to Holland…”

Video: Hoboken Pier – Then and Now

Rotterdam just completed its historic trans-Atlantic crossing and arrived at Pier 90 today in New York City. Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this great video of pictures from his time working as a HAL steward and making the same crossing 52 years ago, then docking at Hoboken, New Jersey, at the 5th Street Pier….   read more of “Video: Hoboken Pier…”

Video: Volendam from Australia to Hong Kong

Hi Roland & team. Many thanks for your great blog site. We are just back from a most exciting 30-day cruise aboard the Volendam traveling from Sydney to Whitsunday/Hamilton Islands in the Great Barrier Reef-Cairns-Ribbon Reef-Cape York Peninsula-Darwin-Komodo Island-Bali-Semarang-Singapore-Kememang-Bangkok-Saigon-Kota Kinabalu-Peurto Princesa-Manila-Hong Kong. Great crew as to be expected & wonderful job by Michelle the cruise…   read more of “Video: Volendam…”