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Phun Photos From Phillies Cruise

Phun Photos From Phillies Cruise

Here are some photos from the Philadelphia Phillies (the guys who won the World Series in 2008) cruise underway on Eurodam. Mary Schimmelman is public relations manager for Holland America Line.

Nieuw Amsterdam Art on Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam Art on Amsterdam

Like all Holland America Line ships, ms Amsterdam features some $2.5 million in museum-quality artwork. If you climb the forward staircase from Deck 3 to the Crow’s Nest, there are a few pieces that bring the history of Nieuw Amsterdam alive. With the latest Nieuw Amsterdam on the horizon, here’s a glimpse at the history….   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam Art…”

A Flat Tire Already?

A Flat Tire Already?

Here is the New York Checker cab on a tow truck being transported to the body shop for some minor repairs prior to installing it in the Club HAL area on board the Nieuw Amsterdam. So, it’s not a flat tire or engine failure! (In case you were wondering, the engine has been removed!)

Taxi!

Taxi!

On behalf of Y&S Architects, HAL purchased a 1981 New York Checker Cab that will be installed on board the Nieuw Amsterdam inside the Club HAL area. The Club HAL area will reflect New York street life, and by installing a NY Checker Cab it’s even more realistic and fun. Last week Bjørn Storbraaten of…   read more of “Taxi!…”

Ryndam’s Crew Mess Gets a Makeover

Ryndam’s Crew Mess Gets a Makeover

Thanks to the talent of Bangkit Pribadi our crew mess room has had a facelift. Bangkit, who was born in Indonesia, has been working for Holland America Line since January 2008 and completed these two pieces for the mess room. In only a few months he’s became famous around the fleet because of his talented…   read more of “Ryndam’s Crew…”

Dutch Maritime Artist Paints Nieuw Amsterdam

Dutch Maritime Artist Paints Nieuw Amsterdam

Lenie Simons-Molenwijk, a well-known Dutch maritime artist sent us this painting of her conception of not-yet-built Nieuw Amsterdam sailing into New York. Since we were not familiar with her work, we asked Lenie for some biographical background, and she sent this: I am a female seepainter for almost 30 years. I started at 1975 until…   read more of “Dutch Maritime…”

Old Nieuw Amsterdam Art Endures

Old Nieuw Amsterdam Art Endures

Hans Janssen sent us this nostalgic photo. Can you match the figure with the season? Dear HAL friends, This is a picture I made on board the ms Amsterdam of the sculpture “The Four Seasons” that was originally placed on the ss Nieuw Amsterdam II (1938). Kind regards, Hans Janssen

Postcards from Grand Turk

Postcards from Grand Turk

Eurodam is calling at Grand Turk today, and these photos were taken by passenger John Majors on his recent cruise. Another beautiful day! Grand Turk from above. You can see the pool at Margaritaville (left), the Grand Turk Cruise Center (right) and the beach that has become very popular with the guests. A closer view…   read more of “Postcards from…”