In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Sydney, Australia Beautiful Sydney is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. From the magnificent Sydney Opera House and… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
Thanks to our friends at sister line Seabourn for snapping these photos of Amsterdam in Sydney. The photos were taken from the Sydney Sky Tower. Enjoy!
Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Controller M. Jusuf Nouvy for sharing with us these beautiful pictures from the ship’s port calls at Sydney and Hobart, Australia, during the Grand World Voyage. Sydney:
Sydney, Australia, 15th-16th February Once again, the weather has been kind to us and we enjoyed following winds and seas across the Tasman sea during our crossing from Picton to Sydney. The weather was changeable thoughout and our call in Sydney was no exception, bathed in sunshine one minute and then torrential downpours the next…. read more of “Captain’s…”
Thanks to Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo of Oosterdam in Sydney Harbour last month. Thanks, Eddie!
Thanks to HAL guest Leighton for taking these impressive photos of Oosterdam going under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I have just returned from Oosterdam’s Jan. 26 cruise to the South Pacific (Pacific Treausures) and I wanted to share photos of Oosterdam clearing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with just under nine feet . Cheers! — Leighton… read more of “It’s a Close…”
Journalist Ruth Taber currently is on board an 11-day cruise aboard Oosterdam and will be blogging throughout her voyages. Fifty-five years ago the s.s. Statendam left Hoboken, N.J. on the first “Grand World Voyage” – and fifty-five years ago today, January 26, 1958, my “best friend” and I tied the knot in NYC. What better… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, sailed on a 34-day Volendam voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong late last year and shared with us this video from his trip. Come along with us and cruise the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait, from Melbourne to Sydney, via Burnie and Hobart in Tasmania on this… read more of “Video: Melbourne to…”