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And the Godmother of Nieuw Amsterdam is …

And the Godmother of Nieuw Amsterdam is …

Holland America Line revealed today that Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will name Nieuw Amsterdam in Venice, Italy, July 4, 2010. Nieuw Amsterdam IV will be the 11th Holland America Line vessel launched by a member of the Dutch Royal Family. Previous ship dedications include ss Statendam III in 1929 by Prince…   read more of “And the Godmother…”

Video: Nieuw Amsterdam’s First Taste of Champagne

I forgot about this video I made last year of the bottle breaking on the side of the ship during its floating out ceremony. (It goes backwards and then forwards.) Rob Matthew is Nieuw Amsterdam’s 3rd engineer.

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Gisborne, New Zealand

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Gisborne, New Zealand

Kees Streuding, Volendam’s hotel manager, sent us this photo from Volendam’s maiden call at Gisborne, New Zealand. Chief Officer Gerd Teensma (right), Hotel Manager Kees Streuding (center) and 4th Officer Stephen Chew (left) with the local Maori Ceremonial committee during Volendam’s first visit to Gisborne, New Zealand, on December 24, 2009. A special dance/singing welcome…   read more of “Volendam’s…”