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Amsterdam’s Crew Pumpkin Carving Contest

Amsterdam’s Crew Pumpkin Carving Contest

Here are the winners from Amsterdam’s crew pumpkin carving contest. The crew carved the pumpkins on October 30th and then they were placed on display for guests to judge. Enjoy!

Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving

Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Some of the HAL ships sent in pictures of the preparation for their on board celebrations. Pras, Amsterdam’s Dining Room Manager, shared with us pictures from their Canadian Thanksgiving celebration. The dining room crew got into the spirit and posed for some serious (and no-so serious) pictures in their festive attire. Thanks…   read more of “Celebrating…”

Today is Labor Day

Today is Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed for the national holiday. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more Holland America Line-related content!

Zuiderdam’s Indonesian Independence Day Celebration

Zuiderdam’s Indonesian Independence Day Celebration

Special thanks to A. Dony Suryonugroho, night auto officer aboard Zuiderdam, for submitting these photos from the ship’s recent Indonesian Independence Day celebration while in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Noordam Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Noordam Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Yesterday in Greece, we welcomed the Marines from the Athens Embassy Security Guard Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps to help us celebrate the Fourth of July. They came to assist us with our flag raising ceremony attended by many officers and staff. We then had a ‘backyard barbecue’ complete with s’mores! The Marines stayed…   read more of “Noordam Celebrates…”