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What’s the Best Cruise to Book? Try One of These 8 Itineraries for a Dream Vacation

What’s the Best Cruise to Book? Try One of These 8 Itineraries for a Dream Vacation

It’s Black Friday in the United States, the day after Thanksgiving when consumers go out en masse to ramp up their holiday shopping. To celebrate this unofficial holiday, here is a list of the Top 8 cruises you should go out and book today — dream itineraries around the world that would make the ultimate…   read more of “What’s the…”

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor has the charm of a quaint, New England fishing village with all the attractions of a major port, and its touristy downtown area is hard to resist. The town is nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by Frenchman Bay, and is home to the largest…   read more of “Port Spotlight: Bar…”

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”

Artsy Photo Aboard Maasdam

Artsy Photo Aboard Maasdam

Thanks to passengers Mary Beth and Roger Soper for sending us this picture from their Caribbean cruise aboard Maasdam. This was taken while we were in port at Martinique. What a beautiful 20-year old ship!

Maasdam Awards Crew for Years of Service

Maasdam Awards Crew for Years of Service

On January 10, Maasdam held a service award ceremony for our loyal team members to celebrate their milestones with Holland America Line. Congratulations to all for reaching such impressive milestones and we wish you many, many more. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam human resources manager.

140 Years Young: Maasdam Sets Sail

140 Years Young: Maasdam Sets Sail

Dec. 3, 1993: Maasdam is christened at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., by actress June Allyson before setting sail on her first Caribbean cruise. Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, Maasdam is the fifth HAL ship to bear the name. Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”