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Statendam and Westerdam Kick Off Winter Cruise Season in San Diego

Statendam and Westerdam Kick Off Winter Cruise Season in San Diego

On September 29, officers from Statendam and Westerdam attended a ceremony in San Diego as the city marked the beginning of the winter cruise season. Statendam 2nd Officer Dirk van Aarsen and Westerdam SEH Officer David Bass were welcomed to the city by Port Commissioner Bob Nelson along with representatives from the Sapphire Princess. Nelson…   read more of “Statendam and…”

Zaandam Makes Charitable Donation in San Diego

Zaandam Makes Charitable Donation in San Diego

Special thanks to Patricia Sinay from the community relations department at Holland America Line’s San Diego office for submitting this post. On Sunday, March 27 the ms Zaandam offloaded 330 chairs from the Lido to make room for new chairs.  These chairs were donated to several organizations in San Diego including the San Diego Urban…   read more of “Zaandam Makes…”

Christmas Arrives In Style on the Oosterdam

Christmas Arrives In Style on the Oosterdam

As the Oosterdam sails toward San Diego preparing for her Holiday Cruise, Santa’s chefs began creating the perfect atrium filled with gingerbread houses complete with electric trains and snow for the tree lighting ceremony. The gingerbread houses were filled with yummy treats of all shaped and sizes, icing that no one can resist and hidden…   read more of “Christmas Arrives…”

Zaandam’s Sailaway from San Diego

Zaandam’s Sailaway from San Diego

Here is a nice shot from Zaandam’s Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Csaba Desvari, taken during the ship’s departure from San Diego, Calif. Ioana Cheregi is Zaandam’s human resources manager.

San Diego Toy Drive

San Diego Toy Drive

We received this great photo and note from Courtney Blessing, Holland America’s San Diego shore operations manager. San Diego Shore Operations donated over 60 toys and $220 to the Armed Forces YMCA which then distributes to military families of E5 status or lower. The families are picked by lottery and will receive two toys per…   read more of “San Diego Toy…”

Vancouver to San Diego

Vancouver to San Diego

We had a great time and wish we were still with all of you on your way to Florida!!! — Jan

Grace and Elegance at the San Diego Zoo

Grace and Elegance at the San Diego Zoo

At the entrance of the Zoo you are welcomed by a Caribbean flamingo group. With their flamboyant color and amusing behaviors, flamingos make the perfect welcoming committee! It is hard to keep your hands away from the camera … they may surprise you with a gracious and elegant flamingo choreography.