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Video: Noordam’s Sail Away from Palermo, Sicily

Special thanks to HAL guests Keith and Christine Brandt for sharing this video of Nordam’s sail away from Palermo, Sicily, which they took from decks aboard Ryndam during their cruise.

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo’s hit series Top Chef: Season Seven, sailed aboard Noordam’s 10-day Roman Empire cruise on July 17. During his time on board, Chef Sbraga performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Noordam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchens aboard each ship. The…   read more of “‘Top…”

Santorini on Four Wheels

Santorini on Four Wheels

So what could possibly make one of my favorite places on the planet better? Seeing it from an ATV! And so that’s what I set out to do on Noordam’s recent call to one of my very favorite places—Santorini. Among the many perks of being a crewmember is that we often get discounts on all…   read more of “Santorini on Four…”

Taking a Bite Out of Sicily

Taking a Bite Out of Sicily

Being the second generation Italian American that I am when people ask me if I speak Italian I often joke, “I only know the food and the bad words.” This came in handy (the former, not the latter) on Noordam’s recent call to Palermo, Sicily when I took the “Taste of Sicily” shore excursion. Now,…   read more of “Taking a Bite Out…”

Recounting Family History Aboard Four HAL Ships

Recounting Family History Aboard Four HAL Ships

Special thanks to HAL guest James Ogden for sharing this touching story with our blog. My great grandparents were the first generation of my family to sail with Holland America Line, in the 1950’s. They sailed with HAL four times between 1954 and 1960, on transatlantic voyages, between various cities in Europe and New York….   read more of “Recounting Family…”

‘Poordam II’ Makes Its Debut

‘Poordam II’ Makes Its Debut

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey is back at it! She sent us this photo of her latest creation — “Poordam II” — that she built during her recent HAL cruise on Noordam. To date we have featured eight of her previous creations — Boodam II, Sheepledam, Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam, Woohoodam and Rhymedam — on the…   read more of “‘Poordam…”