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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…”

Portrait of Queen Beatrix Arrives on Eurodam

Portrait of Queen Beatrix Arrives on Eurodam

Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens hangs Queen Beatrix’ portrait in Eurodam’s Explorer’s Lounge. We are all honored that Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands christened the Eurodam. With that, she is the third Dutch Queen in a row to christen a Holland America Line ship. Both Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana christened previous Holland America Line vessels….   read more of “Portrait of Queen…”

Art & iPod Tour Yields Surprises

Art & iPod Tour Yields Surprises

Pam learns more about the captain’s special painting by Stephen Card during the iPod art tour. Eurodam is decorated with art valued at more than $2 million, and it runs the gamut from traditional paintings to a poolside modern water feature. With all that art and antiques to see, Eurodam’s Art & iPod Tour is…   read more of “Art & iPod…”

Glass Sculptures Dress Up Lido Deck

Glass Sculptures Dress Up Lido Deck

Under the magrodome on the Lido Deck are two “Wantennas” created by Austrian artist Katrin Maurer. The Wantennas are sculptures constructed of glass elements, sandblasted with individual colors and augmented with Maurer’s original poetry. Thanks to Pam for taking the photo and letting us know about the interesting works of art.