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Photo Diary: Happy Valentine’s Day

Photo Diary: Happy Valentine’s Day

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Happy Valentine’s Day from aboard ms Rotterdam.

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake

Guests on board Volendam got a special treat organized by the ship’s entertainment department — a Chinese New Year celebration! This is the year of the snake so the props and decorations were fitting to this theme. Here are some photos of the festive night!

Kudos for a Great Holiday Voyage on Ryndam

Kudos for a Great Holiday Voyage on Ryndam

Special thanks to HAL guest Margie Thomas for sharing these photos and post with us from her recent Ryndam cruise over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday! Thank you for such a wonderful time! The kitchen tour was wonderful and so very CLEAN! It was very impressive! My excursions were full of making memories with…   read more of “Kudos for a Great…”

Cruise Diary: Celebrating New Year’s Eve Aboard Veendam

Cruise Diary: Celebrating New Year’s Eve Aboard Veendam

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, idisembarked Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage today with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 31, 2012: We had the most amazing New Year’s Eve EVER! On some occasions I have…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Amsterdam Rings in the New Year in Style

Amsterdam Rings in the New Year in Style

Here are some photos from the New Year’s celebration held on board Amsterdam, the “International New Year’s Buffet 2013.” Crew members dressed in traditional costumes of different nationalities. International flags were hung in the atrium since it is close to the Queen’s Lounge where the countdown was held at 00.00 hours. Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from Holland America Line! We wish you all a wonderful 2013.