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Maasdam Celebrates Indonesian Independence Day

Maasdam Celebrates Indonesian Independence Day

On August 17, Maasdam’s Indonesian community celebrated the 65th Indonesian Independence Day. The festivities included the flag raising ceremony, various competitions and tournaments including everyone’s favorite tug of war, a sumptuous dinner and a crew party. These pictures are from the flag raising ceremony.

Volendam’s Tug of War Battle Royale

Volendam’s Tug of War Battle Royale

Vikki Bacchioni, Volendam’s administration officer, shared with us this note and photos from the ship’s tug of war competition between the engineering department and deck officers. Thanks, Vikki! Following a beautiful ceremony in the show lounge for Filipino Independence Day, deck officers and staff members from the ship’s engineering department battled it out during our…   read more of “Volendam’s…”

Greetings On Memorial Day

Greetings On Memorial Day

In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we are only posting a countdown entry today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.

Koninginnedag in Milan

Koninginnedag in Milan

Annabel Sualog, Nieuw Amsterdam’s guest relations manager, sent us this post about the wonderful evening she had in Milan celebrating Queen’s Day. While the Nieuw Amsterdam’s construction is under way, the Queen’s Day Celebration also took place for which an official invitation was received from the Dutch Consulate in Venice inviting all Dutch crew members…   read more of “Koninginnedag in…”