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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…”

The Easter Bunny Visits Amsterdam

The Easter Bunny Visits Amsterdam

We celebrated Easter with an Easter Brunch in the Dining Room featuring chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies around the buffet. The mid-section in the Dining Room was closed for this event and we made buffet tables for bread, pastries, cold appetizers, hot entrees and desserts. Chef Bernie and his kitchen brigade worked very hard for…   read more of “The Easter Bunny…”

Amsterdam’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Amsterdam’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Guests on board the Amsterdam enjoyed the Valentine Ball themed dinner held in the dinning room. Special meals were served accompanied by a red and white valentine theme. All dining room management, DR stewards, assistant stewards and wine stewards wore red and pink ties to celebrate the event. Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon from Oosterdam

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon from Oosterdam

Martine Groetjes sent in this great photo and note. I took this picture on new year’s eve sailing on the ms Oosterdam leaving Cabo San Lucas. Every time we left a port you could find me on the deck to search for whales, but I think on new year’s eve I had a better catch!

Ringing in the New Year on Eurodam

We didn’t think our spectacular 2008 ms Eurodam cruise over Christmas could be outdone but we’re delighted to report that our just-taken cruise over the New Year topped it. Not only were we thrilled to see Captain Jonathan Mercer again, but we got to know Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens as well. We had a wonderfully…   read more of “Ringing in the New…”