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Another 2012 Mariner Society Cruise

Another 2012 Mariner Society Cruise

Thanks to Holland America Line’s Gerald Bernhoft, director mariner society, for sending in this post. The July 7, 2012, Mariner Society Cruise aboard Rotterdam was both historical and emotional as the mooring lines were lifted and she sailed past our company’s old headquarters followed by passing the s.s. Rotterdam V. Both ships saluted one another…   read more of “Another 2012…”

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Thanks to Holland America Line’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for sending in this fun family photo. Four-Star Mariner Mr. Marcus Vogel brought his entire family of 14 to celebrate a milestone birthday. A private dinner in the King’s Room helped celebrate Mr. Vogel’s 70th birthday. A special dinner menu was created by Executive Chef…   read more of “Celebrating a…”

So Long, Rotterdam!

So Long, Rotterdam!

We are already getting used to seeing ms Rotterdam pass our house. And as always between 18:30 and 19:00 p.m., we can hear the sound of the ships’ horn as a greeting passing the port of Maassluis, traditional for Holland America Line vessels. This means the ship will pass our doorstep. We ventured out on…   read more of “So Long,…”

Snapshots from a Rotterdam Sailing

Snapshots from a Rotterdam Sailing

This was my first cruise from Rotterdam and we really enjoyed it. Thank you for a great cruise! — J.Meijer, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Rotterdam and Ryndam at Bergen

Rotterdam and Ryndam at Bergen

On June 7, 2012, ms Ryndam and ms Rotterdam were docked side by side at Bergen, Norway. I took this photo from the viewpoint up Mount Floyen. – MC

Rotterdam and Ryndam at Bergen, Norway

Rotterdam and Ryndam at Bergen, Norway

I took these photos of ms Rotterdam and ms Ryndam together at Bergen, Norway, June 7, along with photos of the Rotterdam setting sail from Bergen. Steve J. Garrod Seattle, WA www.shipcafe.net