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’…”
Category: Mariner Society
I took this picture of the Prinsendam during our Baltic Explorer cruise on July 9, 2011. We were on our tour bus on our way to the Brunsbuttel Port at the west end of the Kiel Canal to get back on the ship. We had disembarked earlier in the morning at the Kiel Port at… read more of “HAL Mariner…”
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…”
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
ADDICTION! Yes, we are prone to be as we “shop” for itineraries and ships — contemplating our return for our 28th sailing aboard HAL. This photo was taken in Quebec City in 2009. Because we have sailed Canada/New England several times does not prohibit our desire to sail again: September 10, 2011. We are excited… read more of “Addicted to Holland…”
Rotterdam just completed its historic trans-Atlantic crossing and arrived at Pier 90 today in New York City. Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this great video of pictures from his time working as a HAL steward and making the same crossing 52 years ago, then docking at Hoboken, New Jersey, at the 5th Street Pier…. read more of “Video: Hoboken Pier…”
Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this fabulous video of his most recent cruise aboard Ryndam that departed Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2. Sit back and get ready to watch an in-depth look at his experience. Thanks, Fred!
Special thanks to Noel Bell, a HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, for sharing this video of Volendam’s 17-day Japan to Canada crossing via South Korea, Russia and Alaska during the month of May. Thanks, Noel!