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Stein Kruse Announces HAL Milestone at Event in Rotterdam

Stein Kruse Announces HAL Milestone at Event in Rotterdam

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse recently visited Holland, Germany and Oslo, amidst the exciting news that Rotterdam will sail year-round from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, beginning Fall 2012. The news was announced at a travel industry event at Holland’s award-winning De Librije restaurant, owned by celebrated Chef Jonnie Boer, a member of Holland…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

Maasdam Employee Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Maasdam Employee Celebrates 30 Years of Service

During the month of April, a special ceremony was held to honor restaurant steward Donald Panggabean who has worked with Holland America Line for 30 years. Congratulations Donald, and we wish you many more! Natalie Ansari is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Video: Ryndam’s Arrival at Rotterdam

Hallo HALblog readers, Here is my video of ms Ryndam arriving at her homeport of Rotterdam on May 2. I hope you all enjoy it. Watch the video, there is a very short present on the end. Greetings from the homeport of Rotterdam, Ben van Zeijl Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan…   read more of “Video:…”

And Even More of Ryndam’s Maiden Call at Rotterdam

And Even More of Ryndam’s Maiden Call at Rotterdam

Hallo HALblog readers, On May 2 the ms Ryndam made her maiden call to the homeport of Rotterdam. The ship is starting a series of cruises here from the homeport. I wanted to share some pictures of her arrival. Greetings from the homeport of Rotterdam, Ben van Zeijl

More of Ryndam at Rotterdam

More of Ryndam at Rotterdam

Today your Ryndam visited Rotterdam, the first of several calls which the vessel will make this summer to Rotterdam. It’s always great to have your ships in the home port. We live along the river so I was able to make a picture this Monday night of Ryndam outbound for Lisbon. Looking forward to our…   read more of “More of Ryndam at…”

Ryndam Makes Maiden Call at Rotterdam

Ryndam Makes Maiden Call at Rotterdam

Today, May 2, very early in the morning (06.30 a.m.) the m.s. ‘Ryndam’ (III) arrived for the first time since her introduction in 1994 in her homeport of Rotterdam. The cruise vessel received the traditional welcome ceremony. The “Ryndam’ will visit Rotterdam 9 times this year. Next year the ship will visit her home port…   read more of “Ryndam Makes Maiden…”

Ryndam’s Maiden Call at Tenerife, Spain

Ryndam’s Maiden Call at Tenerife, Spain

It was a pleasure for us to welcome Ryndam last week during her crossing. For her first call, we arranged a folkloric group show. They performed a selection of our traditional songs and dances for the ship’s guests. Around 46 percent took a shore excursion and we think they enjoyed their stay in Tenerife. Here…   read more of “Ryndam’s…”