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Prinsendam Crew Tours Egypt And Israel

Prinsendam Crew Tours Egypt And Israel

During our recent visit to Egypt and Israel some in our crew were fortunate enough to visit the pyramids and also Jerusalem. The highlights of the Egypt tour were the Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and also the Egyptian Museum. This photo shows the 41 crew members in front of the Great Sphinx and the…   read more of “Prinsendam Crew…”

Wedding on a Glacier

Wedding on a Glacier

Thanks to passengers Dawn and Nick Fovargue for sharing their wedding memories aboard a HAL cruise. In July 2008, we took our first cruise on board the Oosterdam where we got married on Eagle Glacier while docked in Juneau. The entire experience hooked us on cruising, and this year we will be back again with…   read more of “Wedding on a…”

‘Dutch Heritage’ 140 Years Celebration Cocktail

‘Dutch Heritage’ 140 Years Celebration Cocktail

To celebrate our 140th anniversary, we’ve developed a special cocktail to serve onboard: the Dutch Heritage. So you can toast with us, here’s the recipe for you to make this tasty concoction at home. If you make it, take a photo of you toasting with it, and send to info@hollandamericablog.com so we can share on…   read more of “‘Dutch…”

Join us on Twitter for a #CruiseChat

Join us on Twitter for a #CruiseChat

On Tuesday, April 16, we’re hosting #CruiseChat on Twitter! The topic is going to be “140 Years of Holland America Line,” so if you’re a fan of Holland America Line and like to tweet, join us at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern. If you’re not familiar with CruiseChat, it’s a weekly Twitter event dedicated to…   read more of “Join us on Twitter…”

So Long … Farewell … Goodbye

So Long … Farewell … Goodbye

Thanks to HAL and blog fan Noel Bell for sending in this final photo of Oosterdam at Melbourne. Here is Oosterdam in a overcast Melbourne yesterday at the end of her Australia cruise season. She heads for Sydney and Seattle on Saturday. — Noel Bell

More Rotterdam at Rotterdam

More Rotterdam at Rotterdam

Rotterdam was in Rotterdam, Netherlands, yesterday. She left while there was bad weather. These are a few of the pictures I took.

Celebrating 140 Years: Premium Dining Experiences

Celebrating 140 Years: Premium Dining Experiences

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: Premium Dining Experiences In addition to our main dining room and Pinnacle Grill restaurant, our ships offer additional alternative dining options that…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Cruise Diary: Mariner Medallions

Cruise Diary: Mariner Medallions

Guest Gary currently is onboard Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his trip. Aboard the Oosterdam, En Route, Melbourne Australia, 4-10-13 “I know why you keep coming back. It is because we keep changing the menu,” so stated Captain Arjen Van Der Loo during his speech Monday at the brunch for Mariner Society…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”