Today is International Artists Day, and Holland America Line has a lot to celebrate surrounding this day. From our incredible partnership with Rijksmuseum and our museum-focused EXC Tours to our new partnership with ArtLink and the thought-provoking art adorning our ships, art is at the heart of the Holland America Line experience ARTLINK Guests can… read more of “Celebrate the World…”
Guest Elizabeth set sail on a Mediterranean cruise aboard Noordam with her family and wrote about her adventure. Step back in time with her to some of the world’s most amazing ancient cities. The Mediterranean has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It features incredible beaches with water so blue,… read more of “Ancient Ruins…”
A donation was organized on board Nieuw Amsterdam consisting of clothes donated by crew members. On August 27th, the donation was handed over to Mary Varra, port agent of Athens/Piraeus, Greece who accepted it on behalf of the local Agios Nikolaos Church. Jack Rebours is Nieuw Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
July 22, 2012 We were supposed to arrive at Piraeus, the port city closest to Athens, at 8:00 a.m., but we think it was actually closer to 6:00 a.m. The sound of the azipod thrusters (used to park the ship in the right berth) woke us up. Looking out of the window was like looking… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer 4th April: An arrival at Safaga, 12 hours ahead of schedule, having made a fast passage from Mumbai, India. This to cross the challenging Somali pirate area which includes the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and parts of the Red Sea. We had a calm crossing, hardly a wave to be… read more of “Around the World…”