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Vintage Nieuw Amsterdam

Vintage Nieuw Amsterdam

Thank you to Mr. Julian H. Preisler for sending in remarkable vintage pictures of Nieuw Amsterdam! Check them out! My mother, Dorothy Goldman Preisler sailed on the “old” Nieuw Amsterdam from New York to Rotterdam in 1954 prior to her marriage. I have several vintage photos from the voyage that I have scanned as well as some unique…   read more of “Vintage Nieuw…”

Wonderful Trip Aboard Eurodam

Wonderful Trip Aboard Eurodam

Thanks to passenger Dave Jones for sharing with us these wonderful pictures of his Caribbean cruise aboard Eurodam. My wife and our two children completely enjoyed our week in the eastern Caribbean on the Eurodam February 16-23. I thought I’d share a couple of great photos. One is the Eurodam moored at Half Moon Cay…   read more of “Wonderful Trip…”

Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten Enjoying the Moment

Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten Enjoying the Moment

Thanks to passenger Kees Brienen for taking this great picture of Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten nearby Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Yesterday I took this picture on the deck of the Westerdam. We just left Puerto Vallarta and whales were playing all around us. It was a great moment (unfortunately no photos of the whales). A few…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

Celebrating 140 Years: The Main Dining Room

Celebrating 140 Years: The Main Dining Room

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: The Main Dining Room Our elegant main Dining Room, graced with sophisticated Rosenthal china and crisp white linens, offers fine dining in…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Celebrating 35 Years of Service

Celebrating 35 Years of Service

On March 30, Noordam’s Deck Storekeeper Mardi Sani Thalib received an award for 35 years of service during our 140th anniversary celebration. This was a very special event for Mardi, as he will be retiring from Holland America Line at the end of April.

Postcards from Antarctica

Postcards from Antarctica

Thanks to guest Vera Gibault for sending in her stunning photos from her Veendam cruise to Antarctica.

Rotterdam Arrives Back at Rotterdam

Rotterdam Arrives Back at Rotterdam

Thanks to HAL and blog fan Bert Lamers for sending in photos of Rotterdam arriving back at the Port of Rotterdam today after a long absence. This morning the m.s. Rotterdam arrived back in her homeport Rotterdam after a three-month voyage to and from Indonesia. Around 7 a.m. the liner was moored at the Holland…   read more of “Rotterdam Arrives…”