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Videos: A Rotterdam Cruise Experience

This past fall we did a 17-day cruise on ms Rotterdam to the Canary Islands. We had a very nice trip and would like to share our experiences with you. — Hans and Hennie Klomp.

140 Years Young: Noordam Enters Service

140 Years Young: Noordam Enters Service

February 22, 2006: Noordam enters service and sets sail on its maiden voyage round-trip from New York City to the Caribbean. The ship was christened by actress Marlee Matlin and features museum-quality paintings such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 17, 2013: This morning, we had breakfast delivered to the room because we wanted to get to the Lido Pool…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

Noordam Makes Charitable Donation in St. Lucia

Noordam Makes Charitable Donation in St. Lucia

While in St. Lucia earlier this year, Noordam made a generous donation to the “Project Smile” foundation. The donation included proceeds raised from a crew coin collection, clothes, toys, bathrobes, kids bingo cards and giant chocolate bars! Sister Anthonio was also invited on board for lunch with Hotel Director Mark Pells. Here are photos from…   read more of “Noordam Makes…”

Cruise Diary: Day at Sea on Eurodam

Cruise Diary: Day at Sea on Eurodam

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, is currently sailing on board Eurodam for a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise and will be chronicling his trip for us. Today was a day at sea for us here on Eurodam. I pretty much took it easy today as we sailed through the warm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Day…”

Photo Diary: An Overnight at Bali

Photo Diary: An Overnight at Bali

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. We enjoyed an overnight at Bali.

Cruise Diary: Port of San Diego

Cruise Diary: Port of San Diego

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 16, 2013: Al and I had planned to visit the Maritime Museum which is within walking distance of the ship,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”

Postcards from Sydney and Hobart, Australia

Postcards from Sydney and Hobart, Australia

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: