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Painting Landscapes at the Piano Bar

Painting Landscapes at the Piano Bar

Thanks to artist and guest Casey for sending us some of his work done aboard Veendam. I’m Casey Hoke. I’m 16 years old and from Louisville, Kentucky. I just came back from sailing aboard the MS Veendam with my grandparents (and very well traveled HAL Mariners) from Boston to Quebec. I am a student artist…   read more of “Painting Landscapes…”

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

Thanks to HAL guest Patricia for sending in this post and great photos from her Canada/New England cruise with Veendam. We had a wonderful cruise on Veendam. Thanks to Ibrahim, Teghu, Sambas, Yimi, Haki and Isman for making our cruise so special. They were all so friendly & helpful. We hope we meet again.

HAL Celebrates Fourth of July

HAL Celebrates Fourth of July

Thanks to Human Resources Managers Julie and Annemarie for sending in photos of Veendam and Rotterdam’s 4th of July celebrations, respectively.

Guest Wins $75,000 Bingo Jackpot!

Guest Wins $75,000 Bingo Jackpot!

Talk about good luck! Congrats to Veendam guest Lori I. who recently won $75,000 during an onboard game of Bingo. If you’re a fan of the game, be sure to check the daily program when you get on board so you can check Bingo times and locations. If you win, send us your celebratory photo:…   read more of “Guest Wins $75,000…”

Sailing South to Antarctica

Sailing South to Antarctica

Thanks to guest Cheryl Kaufenberg for sending in these stunning photos from her South America and Antarctica cruise. We sailed on the last of the winter 2013 South America/Antarctica cruises out of Buenos Aires on HAL’s Veendam. Weather the entire time was absolutely fantastic allowing us first of all to spend a day in Stanley…   read more of “Sailing South to…”

Exploring Incredible Machu Picchu

Exploring Incredible Machu Picchu

I have just returned from a three-week cruise on the Veendam which included a wonderful excursion to Machu Picchu. As usual HAL had organised everything perfectly and it all went like clockwork. The guides were excellent, the Monesterio Hotel lived up to its 5-star rating, the Hiram Bingham rail journey was a great experience and…   read more of “Exploring…”

Together We can Make a Difference: Ready for Manta

Together We can Make a Difference: Ready for Manta

A total of 8 large bins were ready to be offloaded for the big day. Got my toolbox ready. The housekeeping staff handed me a shirt for being so pro-active in this project … I will wear it with pride.