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…”
During Amsterdam’s holiday cruise the crew was able to make more donations to the less fortunate. Money was collected from each department to purchase a brand new television and two bicycles. A collection of clothing, teddy bears from the florist on board and 200 old-style bath robes were donated during our last call at Puerto… read more of “Amsterdam Gives…”
Happy new year to all the readers from Holland America blog. — Fred Weemer, Hoorn, the Netherlands.
Tony Brunning, our Internet manager, became Santa Claus for one day, and after having fun with the guests he visited different working areas to meet and greet the crew while wearing his Santa Claus attire. Everyone was happy to see Santa Claus on such a special day as Christmas and to have their picture taken.
To al HALbloggers: HAPPY NIEUW AMSTERDAM YEAR!! Greetings Ben. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan and historian who lives in Rotterdam.
We’d like to wish all of our readers and contributors a very happy new year! See you next year with fresh content.
Here’s the last batch of photos from the holiday festivities aboard Zuiderdam.
Douglas Hernandez, Ryndam’s hotel manager, shared with us this note and photos from the ship’s holiday gift program in Costa Maya, Mexico. Ryndam hosted the Florida Caribbean Gift Program while in Costa Maya, Mexico, bringing the joy of Christmas to 234 under-privileged children in foster homes or institutions where holiday gifts would not ordinarily be… read more of “Ryndam Spreads…”