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140 Years Young: Maasdam’s Enhancements

140 Years Young: Maasdam’s Enhancements

April 24, 2011: Maasdam completes stem-to-stern Signature of Excellence enhancements, including the Mix, Showroom at Sea, Canaletto restaurant, Lanai staterooms and additional verandah staterooms. Those enhancements bring the total investment in Signature of Excellence to $540 million.

HAL Creates Culinary Council with Celebrity Chefs

HAL Creates Culinary Council with Celebrity Chefs

In a move that will enhance all aspects of Holland America Line’s shipboard culinary operations, the line has created the Holland America Line Culinary Council, composed of celebrated chefs from around the world. As Council members, the chefs will direct Holland America Line’s culinary initiatives and create signature recipes to be featured in all dining…   read more of “HAL Creates…”

A Recommendation from a Seasoned Cruiser

A Recommendation from a Seasoned Cruiser

If you ever get the chance to travel on a Holland America Line voyage where speaker Spencer Brown is on the menu, you must book your cruise ASAP. This delightful young man knows his stuff. Plus, as you can see in this photo, Spencer plays the didgeridoo. Spencer is a travel guide with hidden talents!…   read more of “A Recommendation…”

Statendam Dry Dock: Day 3

Statendam Dry Dock: Day 3

Here are more photos from Teresa Papp, Statendam’s even manager, following the progress of the ship’s dry dock. Hundreds of people are working on the shops and the casino area.

Statendam Dry Dock: Day 2

Statendam Dry Dock: Day 2

Teresa Papp, Statendam’s event manager, submitted a second batch of photos from the ship’s dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas.

Statendam Dry-Dock: Day 1

Statendam Dry-Dock: Day 1

Teresa Papp, Statendam’s event manager, is chronicling Statendam’s dry-dock process. On March 26, Statendam pulled into Fort Lauderdale, Fla., finishing an 18-day Panama Canal cruise. By 10 a.m. we had disembarked all guests and shortly after the ship was in demolition mode. This is my first dry-dock after six years with the company. It is…   read more of “Statendam Dry-Dock:…”

Ryndam in Drydock for SOE Upgrades

Ryndam in Drydock for SOE Upgrades

I found this great photo taken of Ryndam by Andrew Barker during her three-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The ship underwent Signature of Excellence upgrades.