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Postcards from Hawaii

Postcards from Hawaii

Here are pictures from my Hawaii cruise on board Zaandam. Enjoy! – Laurel Adams, HAL Mariner

Boodam II Joins HAL Fleet

Boodam II Joins HAL Fleet

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her latest creation — “Boodam II” — that she built during her recent HAL cruise to Hawaii aboard Oosterdam. To date we have featured seven of her previous creations — Sheepledam, Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam, Woohoodam and Rhymedam — on the blog. Great job,…   read more of “Boodam II Joins HAL…”

Cruise Diary: In the Footsteps of the Godfather

Cruise Diary: In the Footsteps of the Godfather

Australian travel writer Kaye Fallick sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam for a press trip and wrote about her experience on the website Your Life Choices. Enjoy! Alessandro was our guide from the port of Messina in Sicily, up the hills to the ancient towns of Forza d’Agro and Savoca where Francis Ford Coppola filmed the Italian…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Video: Ryndam Crew Members Perform With Love

HAL Mariners and frequent blog contributors Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg submitted this video they created while on board Ryndam to an Indonesian media outlet. Enjoy! We love the Indonesian and Filipino crew members we meet during our cruises with Holland America Line. It’s great how they serve us and in my opinion they have a…   read more of “Video: Ryndam Crew…”

Snapshots from Oosterdam in Hawaii

Snapshots from Oosterdam in Hawaii

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Lynn Hardey for sharing these photos from her Hawaii cruise aboard Oosterdam. Here’s a picture of the reception we got this morning on the Oosterdam. I am building a ship so you will get a picture of that when it is finished. – Lynn Hardey

Postcards from Two HAL Cruises

Postcards from Two HAL Cruises

Here are photos from our Nieuw Amsterdam cruise throughout the Mediterranean and also two photos from our Statendam cruise that transited the Panama Canal. – Shirley Walker and Edward Cleary, HAL Mariners

Video: A Final Farewell from Ryndam

Here is my tribute to the wonderful crew members of Ryndam. Enjoy the video! Cornelis “Cees” Kloppenburg and his wife Yvon recently sailed on board Ryndam throughout the Mediterranean and blogged about their experience in a series of posts.

Video: Nieuw Amsterdam in the Mediterranean

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. I recently returned from a nice Mediterranean cruise on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Enjoy the video! – Fred Claessen