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Capturing Memories in Antarctica

Capturing Memories in Antarctica

Thanks to HAL guests Bert Hoekman and Renée Hoekman-Sulman for sending in this beautiful photo that was taken in Antarctica, while on their cruise with Veendam. I wanted to share this picture of Glacier Alley taken last year on board Veendam. We were able to catch these spectacular light and dark contrasts while sailing on…   read more of “Capturing Memories…”

Sirio Maccioni Enjoying An Evening at Le Cirque

Sirio Maccioni Enjoying An Evening at Le Cirque

When he was on board, Sirio Maccioni and his wife Egidiana got to enjoy An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh and Shore Excursion Manager Jennifer Gonet joined the couple for a delicious dinner.

Celebrating 140 Years: Venice Then and Now

Celebrating 140 Years: Venice Then and Now

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Holland America Line’s rich 140-year history is captured perfectly in these two photos. There is a span of 83 years between these two images yet some things never change. Our guests lined the decks in 1929 onboard the ss Statendam III as she…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Culinary Wonders Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Culinary Wonders Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Thanks to passenger Fuat Baran who shared with us some amazing photos from a recent Caribbean cruise. The pictures were so good that we decided to make it a three-part series. This first installment is about the culinary wonders aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Are you hungry yet? Below are some pictures of the delicious pastries offered…   read more of “Culinary Wonders…”

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Here are photos of a sand castle we came across on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Seems like they are ready for the 2016 Olympics! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.