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Amsterdam Hosts Award-Winning Seattle Symphony

Amsterdam Hosts Award-Winning Seattle Symphony

Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos from the Seattle Symphony’s spring recital on board Amsterdam. In June, Amsterdam hosted the Seattle Symphony on board for their spring recital. More than 100 guests enjoyed a delicious, four-course meal in the La Fontaine Dining Room, followed…   read more of “Amsterdam Hosts…”

Meet Volendam’s New Cast of Entertainers

Meet Volendam’s New Cast of Entertainers

Steph Comrie, Volendam’s event manager, sent in these cast photos of the ship’s new entertainers. The cast is comprised of singers Kurt Robbins, Jessica Bernard, Keewa Nurullah, Jeremy Bernard and Justin Rodriguez, comedian Jason Weitkamp and dancers Kassie Brown and Erin Kurdie. They have finally finished their long and strenuous rehearsals and are perfecting their…   read more of “Meet…”

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…”