On Jan. 26, at Port of San Diego in California, HAL hosted a fundraiser luncheon aboard Zaandam for Vista Hill Foundation, one of the company’s community partners. Following the luncheon in the ship’s main dining room, guests were invited to tour the ship. Vista Hill is a nonprofit organization that focuses on mental illness, substance… read more of “HAL Hosts…”
In honor of World Cancer Day, today Holland America Line announced “On Deck for a Cause,” a new shipboard giving program that will benefit six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom. On Deck for a Cause invites our guests to participate in a noncompetitive 5k fundraising… read more of “HAL Launches…”
On January 23, Prinsendam hosted Chile’s Minister of Economy and Tourism Pablo Longueira Montes and several members of the local media when the ship called at Valparaiso. The function was held in the ship’s Crow’s Nest with spectacular views over Valparaiso and the captain gave a wonderful speech. Enjoy these photos from the event.
Where can you see swirls of tropical fish, coral reefs, sea cows and green turtles? 1. Darwin, Australia 2. Hilo, Hawaii 3. Great Barrier Reef 4. Bay of Islands, New Zealand Check out our new “Sail & Save” tab on Facebook to find out the answer, and take a fun quiz asking more questions that… read more of “New ‘Sail…”
Blog fans, tomorrow, Oct. 31, is the LAST day you can enter our contest to win a seven-day cruise just for “liking” us on Facebook. Remember, if you’re already a fan, you can win, too. Click on the “Dream, win a seven-day cruise for two” link located on the right of our blog’s homepage. All… read more of “Last Chance to…”
Special thanks to Zaandam’s Human Resources Manager Fauzi Daud for submitting this post. On August 26, the Ambassador of Indonesia Dr. Dino Patty Djalal and his family visited Zaandam. Upon arrival they were greeted by the Indonesian female crew in traditional attire. The meeting with the ship’s staff was done in the Crow’s Nest where… read more of “Indonesian…”
Maasdam received a special delivery of locally harvested lobster when the ship called at Bar Harbor, Maine, Aug. 17 and 19. The fresh-off–the-boat lobster was delivered to the 1,258-passenger cruise ship by local supplier Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, a 50-plus-year-old family business based in Trenton, Maine. The two deliveries consisted of approximately 30 crates each,… read more of “Maasdam’s…”
Here are more photos from Volendam’s rescue of 70 people who were on an Alaskan day boat tour that struck a rock Sunday, August 19.