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Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Veendam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Veendam

Recently, well-known maritime artist Stephen Card and ship historian Bill Miller served as guest speakers on a World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society cruise to Bermuda on board Veendam. Stephen, a native of Bermuda, has created more than 90 paintings for Holland America Line. He also has an extensive collection on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2…   read more of “Maritime Artist…”

Maasdam’s Cast Production Show

Maasdam’s Cast Production Show

The ladies and gentlemen of the ms Maasdam were treated to a special production show by the cast. The evening started off with guest performances from two of our talented crew members. Great fun was had by all as our singers and dancers wowed us with their abilities and made us laugh out loud from…   read more of “Maasdam’s…”

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…”