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Cruise Diary: Halloween on Amsterdam, Oct. 30

Cruise Diary: Halloween on Amsterdam, Oct. 30

October 30 a Boo Ball was held on Amsterdam in The Crow’s Nest. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes, and guests voted for the winner of the jack-o-lantern carving competition held by chefs and crew. It was very festive and a packed house of ghosts and goblins.

Maasdam’s Muslims Feted at Idul Fitri Dinner

Maasdam’s Muslims Feted at Idul Fitri Dinner

After one month of fasting, the Muslim community of ms Maasdam enjoyed the festive Idul Fitri dinner. Delicious food and free sodas were provided by the Ships Management and everyone was invited to join.

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow, so come back and see what kind of cool stuff folks have sent us over the long weekend.

Merdeka! It’s Indonesian Independence Day

Merdeka! It’s Indonesian Independence Day

Hello from Stockholm! Yesterday was a very important day on board all Holland America Line ships … it was Indonesian Independence Day. Indonesians represent the largest single nationality on board all 14 Holland America Line ships. You may remember me writing about Philippines Independence Day and Fourth of July, so it’s only fitting that I…   read more of “Merdeka! It’s…”

Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates 4th of July

Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates 4th of July

Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent in this patriotic blog post and pictures. The ms Nieuw Jakarta is the training school attended by all Indonesian staff who work on Holland America Line ships. A spectacular 4th of July party and events with the theme red, white and blue were hosted by the ms…   read more of “Nieuw Jakarta…”

Celebrating the Birth of a Nation

Celebrating the Birth of a Nation

As I mentioned in my last post about Canada Day, on July Fourth the crew of the Rotterdam had a very special celebration for American Independence Day. A few weeks back the American Community (myself included) held a meeting to plan out our special celebration. We outlined a beautiful program for the flag-raising and a…   read more of “Celebrating the…”