Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Spring in Seattle brings with it two Dutch treats: Beautiful tulips of every color of the rainbow and soon the return of Holland America Line ships to our fair city. A sight that rarely graces Seattle’s Elliott Bay was the arrival of the… read more of “Spring is Coming to…”
Thanks to Damien Decaix, Westerdam’s photo and video manager, for sharing these 140th Anniversary celebration photos.
Thanks to our Director of Port Operations Chris Martin for sending in these fun photos of Nieuw Amsterdam and Westerdam together at Grand Turk.
Thanks to HAL guest Sonja Boostrom for sending in these beautiful photos from her recent cruise on Westerdam. The first photo is a beautiful shot of Westerdam docked in Grand Turk and the second shows a heart shaped cloud just above the ship. This was our first cruise and we loved it! — Sonja Boostrom
Although we sailed our first ever cruise on the Westerdam in July 2010, we had not sailed since then until we cruised on a competitor last month. Unfortunately, Holland America HAS SPOILED US FOR LIFE! Our standards for cruising were set by you and until now, we did not realize how high YOUR standards are!… read more of “Kudos for HAL and…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Here are some of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing!
Thanks to HAL guests John and Jacqui Jones for sending in these great photos from their cruise aboard Westerdam. Happy memories of a remarkable cruise. — John & Jacqui Jones
Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. On one of our many days at sea, while heading back to San Diego, we organized an art auction to benefit Westerdam’s crew fund. The pieces of art that were auctioned off by our professional Park West Auctioneers were created… read more of “Westerdam Hosts Art…”