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Sinterklaas Calls at HAL HQ

Sinterklaas Calls at HAL HQ

Sinterklaas — the Dutch version of Santa Claus — took time from his busy schedule to pay a visit to Holland America Line’s Seattle headquarters office. The jolly old elf, portrayed by Hans Brinkhoff, who retired from Holland America after 35 years and serves as chairman of De Lijn, even posed for a photo with…   read more of “Sinterklaas Calls…”

Christmas Gingerbread Houses on Eurodam

Christmas Gingerbread Houses on Eurodam

In this video, Eurodam’s Executive Chef Robert Schumann explains the process of making oversize gingerbread houses that will be used for Christmas decorations. This is what the shipboard Christmas villages eventually will look like when they are assembled and fully decorated.

Eurodam’s Operation Trick-or-Treat

Eurodam’s Operation Trick-or-Treat

On October 27th in San Juan, 90 underprivileged children from Ines M. Mendoza Elementary School embarked the Eurodam for a fantastic day of trick-or-treating and fun! At lunchtime, the bus filled with children dressed up for Halloween pulled up to Pier 4, and out came firemen, chefs, nurses, police officers, army men, sports players and…   read more of “Eurodam’s…”

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.