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Black and White Done Right

Black and White Done Right

On the night of October 14th in Oosterdam‘s Vista Show Lounge, officers from the deck, engine and hotel departments danced with guests at the ‘Officers’ Black and White Ball.’ The guests and crew had a great time dancing through the night. Here are some snapshots from the dance floor. Crew pictured (clockwise): Jimmy Plug, 3rd…   read more of “Black and White…”

Getting Creative with HAL Tiles

Getting Creative with HAL Tiles

Guest Sarah Boyer got creative with the Delft tiles she’s collected. What have you done with your Holland America Line memorabilia? Send us a photo and we’ll feature it on the blog: info@hollandamericablog.com. I needed a narrow-sized table and had several of the Delft tiles, so I asked a carpenter if he could make an…   read more of “Getting Creative…”

Amsterdam’s Festive Teppanyaki Barbecue

Amsterdam’s Festive Teppanyaki Barbecue

Here are some photos from the Teppanyaki Barbecue we held on board Amsterdam. Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The lido deck was decorated with Japanese umbrellas and other traditional ornaments. The food was absolutely delicious. We all had a great time!

Captain and Hotel Director Serve up Delicious Breakfast for Guests

Captain and Hotel Director Serve up Delicious Breakfast for Guests

Oosterdam guests got a real treat one morning when they found Captain Arjen van der Loo and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg alongside Sous Chef Reynaldo Sambile preparing pancakes for breakfast in the Lido. It was an exceptional experience for the officers and the guests seemed to really enjoy it as well.

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. On a late afternoon, while moored at Civitavecchia, HAL organized a barbecue on the pool deck. Both guest and crew enjoyed the gathering that included special drinks and desserts!

HAL’s Culinary Council Holds Second Annual Meeting Aboard Eurodam

HAL’s Culinary Council Holds Second Annual Meeting Aboard Eurodam

HAL’s Culinary Council held its second annual two-day meeting aboard Eurodam during a port call at New York on Oct. 4. Council members consult with the line throughout the year and gather annually for face-to-face meetings where they discuss current culinary trends, share information about what they are doing in their own businesses and brainstorm…   read more of “HAL’s…”

HAL Digital Workshop Techsperts 2012 Summit

HAL Digital Workshop Techsperts 2012 Summit

Special thanks to Veendam’s Techspert Rob who posted this on the Microsoft Blog. Techspert Rob here reporting from the ms Veendam. Have any of you heard about the upcoming Windows 8? Well to prepare for this exciting transition, all of us Techsperts got together at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, WA, to help bring together brand…   read more of “HAL Digital…”