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Cruise Diary: First Day On Board Ryndam

Cruise Diary: First Day On Board Ryndam

Cornelis “Cees” Kloppenburg and his wife Yvon are reprising their role as cruise diarists, this time on board Ryndam. They will be sending in cruise diaries throughout the duration of their time on board. We’re glad to have them back! Late Monday morning we boarded Ryndam for a 21-day cruise. In this new series of…   read more of “Cruise Diary: First…”

Best “DAM” Ship Photo Contest Winner

Best “DAM” Ship Photo Contest Winner

We recently held a Best “DAM” Ship Photo Contest among our Mariners and more than 700 entries were received! Congratulations to Star Mariner Aron Davidson, who captured a compelling image of Noordam while lunching in Santoríni, Greece. Framed by the restaurant’s Mediterranean colors, it was transporting and evocative. As the winner, Mr. Davidson won a…   read more of “Best…”

Video: Home Sweet Home

Special thanks to HAL Mariner Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. Thanks, Fred! Hello dear friends. The ms Rotterdam is coming home. Here is a video from the ss Rotterdam and of the ss Rembrandt in 1998 arriving in her hometown. – Fred Claessen

‘Dam’ Ship Shirt

‘Dam’ Ship Shirt

The only regret vis-a-vis my March 2011 cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam was learning that the famous ‘dam ship shirts’ were no longer being produced. My dear niece Mary, understanding my disappointment that I couldn’t add another ‘star’ to my annotated tee, made me one from scratch. I’m now up to ‘four’ and still counting!-…   read more of “‘Dam’…”

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Mariner Society Cruise Aboard Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s Director of Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft sent in this post about the recent Mariner Society Cruise aboard Rotterdam’s crossing in July. It sure looks like they had a lot of fun! The July 12, 2011, crossing from New York to Rotterdam traced Holland America Line’s 139 year history of crossing the Atlantic…   read more of “Mariner Society…”

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Here is a snapshot from the recent ms Rotterdam Classic Trans-Atlantic crossing which sailed from New York to Rotterdam on July 12. This picture was taken after a wonderful dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. – Victoria Morgan, HAL Mariner