Holland America Line’s ships might be leaving Europe for the season, but if a cruise vacation to Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, the Baltic or northern Europe is on your mind for next year, it’s never too early to begin planning for summer 2014. And with several homeports to depart from, there’s an exciting adventure… read more of “Homeports of Europe…”
Tag: ss Rotterdam
At the recent Senior Management Conference on ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam, our chief engineers got to go below deck for a look at the engine room. Chief Engineers Hans Bloks and Willem Dullaert served as chief engineer onboard ss Rotterdam when the ship was in service.
During our Senior Management Conference taking place on ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Captains Peter Bos and Edward van Zanne visited the ship’s bridge. Captain van Zanne was captain on ss Rotterdam in 1994. Captain Bos was the last HAL Captain to sail on ss Rotterdam before the ship was sold in 1997. Both Captains enjoyed… read more of “Two HAL…”
The City of Rotterdam graciously hosted the Holland America Line team at the Historic Rotterdam Town Hall as a kick off to our 2013 Senior Management Conference that is taking place in Rotterdam on the ss Rotterdam. Every year we bring together senior executives from the offices and officers from the ships to talk about… read more of “HAL Senior…”
Thanks to Ingrid Zeeuw, Product & Marketing Manager North & Central Europe, for these photos and post. Yesterday in Holland America Line’s Rotterdam office, President and CEO Stein Kruse celebrated the 140th anniversary of the company with a beautiful cake. The cake had a very unique element — a QR code! Anyone who scans the… read more of “Stein Kruse Cuts…”
Holland America Line’s proud dad Captain van Donselaar recently took his son Rowan to Holland. While there the family went on board the ss Rotterdam. Thanks to Rowan’s mom and blog contributor Pam for sending in these adorable photos.
Visitors to the ss Rotterdam, docked at the city of Rotterdam as a hotel and museum, line her decks during the World Port Festival in the Port of Rotterdam. This was shot from our ms Rotterdam as it sailed past to begin a Norwegian fjords cruise last month. Photo: Journalist J.S. Fletcher Rainbow (right) over… read more of “Postcards from…”
Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. This video is from ss Rotterdam’s inaugural year 1959-1960. The first cruise was around South America in 49 days, followed by three Caribbean cruises and four big continental cruises round-trip New York. I was a cabin steward on the… read more of “Video: ss…”