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Celebrating All Things Alaska

Celebrating All Things Alaska

In honor of the launch of our new Land+Sea Journeys and the return of our ships to the region, this week Holland America Line is celebrating all things Alaska! We have some wonderful posts to share that showcase the amazing experiences that await in the Last Frontier. Enjoy! I was so impressed by Alaska, it’s…   read more of “Celebrating All…”

Lordy Lordy, Look Who’s 140!

Lordy Lordy, Look Who’s 140!

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line! My wife and I enjoyed our 33rd Anniversary, an Alaska cruise, on board the MS Volendam last May – June 2012. We celebrated our June 2 big day in Skagway and with a excellent dinner in the Pinnacle Grill that evening. Again we are going to celebrate our 34th…   read more of “Lordy Lordy, Look…”

Volendam Crew Prom Night

Volendam Crew Prom Night

On March 25, the crew of the Volendam travelled back in time to their high school prom. (For some of us, this was a much longer trip than others :-)…) We threw a “Prom Night 2013” theme crew party and invited everyone to dress in their best outfits and come dance the night away. Classic…   read more of “Volendam Crew Prom…”

Snapshots from Shanghai

Snapshots from Shanghai

The guests enjoyed the best day and night views of Shanghai from the Volendam’s perfect docking location close to the centre of town. Shore Excursion Manager Kevin Farwell and assistant Judy Hu went out to discover the delights of the many varied items for sale at Shanghai’s outdoor antique market.

Touring the Great Wall of China

Touring the Great Wall of China

The Volendam Crew recently took a trip to the Great Wall of China. Here you will find photos of some of our crew on their way to the wall, at the wall, and finally, our Housekeeping team after the tour heading back home to the ship. 🙂

Volendam calls at Kobe, Japan

Volendam calls at Kobe, Japan

The beautiful city of Kobe, Japan, welcomed the Volendam with gifts as well as a presentation for the guests by the award-winning Kobe Drummers. Here we see Captain Baijens and Cruise Director Dan Bernback accepting the gifts on behalf of the Volendam. A reciprocal presentation of a model of the ship was given to the…   read more of “Volendam calls at…”