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Angry Birds Invade Zaandam on Halloween

Angry Birds Invade Zaandam on Halloween

This Halloween, the Angry Birds were spotted in Hawaii, as the Evil Pig King, played by Cruise Director Michael Headla, had taken a cruise on the Zaandam! Kelly Katon, Event Manager ms Zaandam

Halloween on Statendam

Halloween on Statendam

Halloween celebrations happened all over the Statendam providing delights for both the guests and crew. From the transformed dining room to the Halloween Ball in the Showroom At Sea to the continued good times in the Crow’s Nest, spirits were high as guests and crew flaunted their inner ghouls and goblins for this magical night,…   read more of “Halloween on…”

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.