Travel Journalist and co-creator of CruiseReport.com Chris Dikman recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and sent us several cruise diaries from his voyage. Things were looking promising this morning as we sailed into Grand Turk. However, mother nature was not our friend, yet again. The Captain’s voice came over the PA around 8:45 a.m., telling us… read more of “Chris…”
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Travel Journalist and co-creator of CruiseReport.com Chris Dikman is currently sailing on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout the duration of his voyage. This morning Nieuw Amsterdam is steaming towards the private island of Half Moon Cay. As the sun begins to erase the darkness I can see the weather… read more of “Chris…”
Here are photos of crew members from the deck department preparing the Amsterdam for her Grand Asia and Australia Voyage. Bosun Jermias created the logo. First he designed it on paper, then cut out the paper and placed it on the bow. Next, crew members placed the outline on the bow and painted it. The… read more of “Amsterdam Crew…”
The first formal night on board the Statendam took us to our favorite dining spot at sea, the Pinnacle Grill. Here we enjoyed excellent service with great food and wine. We also attended a fun cooking demonstration. The Pinnacle Grill’s staff, led by their manager Sal, made that evening an unforgettable one for Yvon and… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here are some photos of the art work in one of Nieuw Amsterdam’s bars.
Take a look at blog contributor Paul Lasley’s art blog on the AAA TravelViews website by clicking HERE. Here is a sneak peek: The ms Nieuw Amsterdam is at sea on her first cruise, a short three-day voyage from Venice to Dubrovnik and back. The passengers are a mix of European and American guests and… read more of “Museum at Sea on…”
A sea of signatures surrounds that of Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Godmother to Nieuw Amsterdam. All guests on board the three-day inaugural voyage were asked to sign the wall, which will be permanently installed on the ship.
Several of our bloggers at the yard sent in this post. Thanks to Rose Abello for writing it and Steve Simao and Rick Duval for providing photos. The ceremony began with music and an extraordinary entrance revealing captains from all of the Holland America ships.