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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…”

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

In observance of the U.S. Independence Day, we will not be posting today. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July! On this holiday, Holland America Line ships will be in locations as diverse as Alaska, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Canada, Norway and Bermuda. No matter where you are, we invite you…   read more of “Happy Fourth of…”

Rudi’s 4th of July Recipe: Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Rudi’s 4th of July Recipe: Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

What are you grilling up this Fourth of July? How about my mouth-watering Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs? Apple-Glazed Baby Back Ribs Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, divided 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 (2-2…   read more of “Rudi’s 4th of…”

Eurodam Celebrates Philippines’ Independence Day

Eurodam Celebrates Philippines’ Independence Day

On June 12, the Filipino community commemorated Philippines’ Independence Day with a celebration aboard Eurodam in the most Filipino way. At 2:00 p.m. in Kristiansand, the Filipino crew, together with other international crew members and ship staff officers, attended a salute to the flag at the mainstage. The Philippine National Anthem played while the flag…   read more of “Eurodam Celebrates…”

And the Winner of the Cruisin’ Dads Drawing Is…

And the Winner of the Cruisin’ Dads Drawing Is…

…Monica Kaczmark! It was a random drawing and Monica came out the winner. She sent in a great photo and caption about her husband and kids in the pool on a choppy day. Thanks to everyone who sent in fabulous stories celebrating “dads!” Here’s her photo once again!