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Santa Arrives at Half Moon Cay on Christmas Day!

Santa Arrives at Half Moon Cay on Christmas Day!

Enjoy these photos of Santa arriving on a jet ski at Half Moon Cay on Sunday, Christmas Day. I’ve also included pictures of the tree-lighting ceremony complete with paper snow and a couple of other Christmas pictures from the ship, including the Indonesian Crew Choir. We all enjoyed our time on the Nieuw Amsterdam during…   read more of “Santa Arrives at…”

Veendam Officers Serve Crew Festive Christmas Dinner

Veendam Officers Serve Crew Festive Christmas Dinner

Over the year our crew members work hard to serve our officers and the guests. Therefore, on December 25, the officers showed their appreciation for the work well done by returning the favor serving the crew Christmas Dinner. The Culinary Operations Manager Santhosh Chandrasekher and Executive Chef Ajith Menon put together a delicious menu very…   read more of “Veendam Officers…”

Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy Kwanzaa!

To all of our readers and fans who celebrate, Happy Kwanzaa!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

All of us at the Holland America Blog would like to wish our contributors and readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We’ll be back with fresh content Tuesday, Dec. 27. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

Veendam’s Festive Christmas Village

Veendam’s Festive Christmas Village

Our ship is beautifully decorated this year and the center piece is an impressive Christmas village made form gingerbread. Neil Veldgein Dsouza, our pastry chef, together with his team put their passion and talent into every detail of this tasty landscape. Enjoy the photos!