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Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam’s Event Manager Renée Puthukeril and Music Manager Jason Bush submitted this note and photos from a special celebration held on board to honor HALCats band member Gervay Burnett. Thanks, Renée and Jason! Gervay Burnett, one of our HALCats band leaders, celebrated 20 years with HAL in February. Gervay was surprised on stage just before…   read more of “Noordam Musician…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: at Sea

DBA’s Cruise Diary: at Sea

Late morning again as we wake up to a beautiful view off the back of the ship. Today was a sea day that actually had quite a bit planned. We started with a small breakfast in the lido… mostly juices and fruit. For lunch we were able to get in under the gun and do…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

DBA’s Cruise Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Waking up with Room Service at the door with fresh Danish and coffee is something that never gets old, and while HAL offers what is truly one of the best room service menus on the high seas (especially for breakfast with various egg dishes, omelets and healthier options like eggbeaters, sometimes just a couple fruit…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 3 – Grand Turk

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 3 – Grand Turk

Tuesday was Grand Turk which I learned from my first visit via Eurodam means one thing: BEACH DAY. After a quick lido breakfast that consisted of some fruit and fresh squeezed OJ and some fresh salmon benedict we headed off the ship. We skipped all the shops and Margaritaville in favor of a couple lounge…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 2 – at Sea

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 2 – at Sea

Since we have now slept on the ship, I wanted to mention to anyone concerned about the mattresses or pillows as they are different than the other ships, that my head and body can’t tell the difference. Everything is just as comfortable. Even more so, the dispensers in the shower are extremely convenient for the…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

The Art of a Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

The Art of a Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

Journalist Linda Coffman recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and documented her impression of the ship’s captivating artwork. Every ship in the Holland America Line fleet is graced with a priceless art collection and Nieuw Amsterdam is no different, with artwork honoring the historic glamour of New York City, which was originally named Nieuw Amsterdam by…   read more of “The Art of a Nieuw…”