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A Night in Bollywood On Board Amsterdam

A Night in Bollywood On Board Amsterdam

As we left Mumbai, India, we held a themed event called “Bollywood Night” from the famous movie term in India (like Hollywood in the United States). There were plenty of black and white movie set props, cascades and director’s chairs. The ladies wore Indian saris and the gentlemen wore Maharaj turbans. Lots of photos were…   read more of “A Night in…”

Bert’s Snapshots: Mariachi and Coconuts

Bert’s Snapshots: Mariachi and Coconuts

During an unscheduled overnight in Puerto Vallarta, the culinary team decided to treat their guests to a night of culinary entertainment. Guests were treated to a real Mexican BBQ while overlooking the sunset in the bay of Puerto Vallarta in addition to a superb Mariachi band which was located last minute, as well as some…   read more of “Bert’s…”

Amsterdam’s Grand Oriental Dinner in China

Amsterdam’s Grand Oriental Dinner in China

Last week on the Amsterdam we held an “Oriental Formal Dinner” as we departed Hong Kong, China, to Phu My, Vietnam, during our Grand World Voyage. The dining room was decorated with Chinese good luck lanterns, zodiak cascades, large banners and the tables were set with red napkins and card cutouts. On-board musicians played nice…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Cruise Diary: The Last Moments Spent on Maasdam

Cruise Diary: The Last Moments Spent on Maasdam

This is the last blog from Maasdam. All good things have to come to an end. We had a fantastic cruise, seen great places. Looking forward to write my next blogs on our planned European cruise September/October.

A Royal Evening on Amsterdam

A Royal Evening on Amsterdam

Yesterday, we held two themed events, “The Royalty Dinner” in the dining room, followed by a Royalty Ball in the Queen’s Lounge. Crew members dressed up in red and purple vests, gold bow ties and of course, crowns and robes made for a king. The entrances to the dining room and the atrium was decorated…   read more of “A Royal Evening on…”

HAL Mariners Dine in Style on Amsterdam

HAL Mariners Dine in Style on Amsterdam

Last week Amsterdam was the place to be as the fifth annual Mariner Days celebration took place during the 114-day Grand World Voyage. Each year President and CEO Stein Kruse and his wife Linda join the Grand World Voyage for a few days to thank and recognize the line’s top Mariners. During the Top Mariners…   read more of “HAL Mariners Dine…”

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque Dining Experience

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque Dining Experience

This was the evening Yvon and I had been looking forward to. The new Holland America Line dining experience, Le Cirque. Well, we can tell you all, it was an experience. The taste of the dishes served and the choices offered were, in one word, fantastic. Those who introduced this way of dining on the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”

Indonesian Tea Ceremony on Nieuw Amsterdam

Indonesian Tea Ceremony on Nieuw Amsterdam

Here are some photos recently taken by HAL guest and blog fan Suzanne. She sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and had a spectacular time at the Indonesian Tea Ceremony. Thanks Suzanne for these great pictures!