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Swimming with Stingrays at Half Moon Cay

Swimming with Stingrays at Half Moon Cay

Maasdam crew members were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a free crew tour in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas — swim with the stingrays. Everyone who was able to join loved it much.

Swimming with Dolphins in Tortola

Swimming with Dolphins in Tortola

Maasdam crew members were lucky to attend the crew tour “Swim with the Dolphins” on the beautiful island of Tortola. Everyone had a lot of fun!

Postcards from Hobart, Tasmania

Postcards from Hobart, Tasmania

On Friday, November 6th, Amsterdam docked at Hobart, Tasmania. The locals were very friendly and the port authorities provided us with shuttle buses for the ship’s guest and crew. This is another great place in Australia to visit and I hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed this beautiful little town….   read more of “Postcards from…”

Westerdam’s Crew Ready for America’s Cup

Westerdam’s Crew Ready for America’s Cup

Westerdam crew members experienced the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup race boats in the warm, blue waters and trade winds of St. Maarten. They became a different kind of crew, as they were assigned jobs as grinders, trimmers, look-outs and time-keepers. The two boats were neck and neck throughout the entire race and…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

Postcards from St. Petersburg, Russia

Postcards from St. Petersburg, Russia

Rick Beato sent us this amazing photo of the fountains at the Grand Peterhof Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, from his recent cruise aboard Eurodam. If you have a favorite photo from a Holland America cruise, share it with us.

Walking Like an Egyptian

Walking Like an Egyptian

All I could think as the bus pulled away from the ship was, “I’m really here … really in Africa … really on my way to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world.” You guessed it, today we’re in Egypt! Alexandria is a three-hour bus ride from Cairo and I knew that, like Jerusalem,…   read more of “Walking Like an…”

Exploring Jerusalem

Exploring Jerusalem

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from our call at Jerusalem. Growing up Catholic I am very familiar with the stories and the significance of the place, but I never quite appreciated it fully until I was there. Yesterday, Rotterdam called on Ashdod, Israel, gateway to Jerusalem. Starting over a month ago, I organized…   read more of “Exploring…”

Floating Down the Copalita River

Floating Down the Copalita River

Yesterday Ryndam call at the beautiful port of Huatulco, Mexico — the “place of beautiful wood.” Our crew went on a float trip on the Copalita River. As they were floating quietly down the river they could enjoy the spectacular view and watch a magnificent bird ballet.