Several of our bloggers at the yard sent in this post. Thanks to Rose Abello for writing it and Steve Simao and Rick Duval for providing photos. The ms Nieuw Amsterdam has officially joined the Holland America Line fleet. The day-long celebration began with an unprecedented gathering. Captains representing every ship in the Holland America… read more of “Princess Máxima…”
Special Blog Correspondent Rose Abello sent in these photos from the ship today. Photographers were eager to photograph the ms Nieuw Amsterdam as she sailed from the Fincantieri shipyard to the Venice Passenger Terminal to position for her inaugural cruise. A water taxi with photographer followed the vessel as she sailed past Piazza San Marco… read more of “More Nieuw…”
As Nieuw Amsterdam’s dedication is tomorrow, this will be our final quiz! Up for grabs today is a SPECIAL package that not only includes a Nieuw Amsterdam Delft tile, Nieuw Amsterdam Delft commemorative plate and a luggage tag, but also a customized Panraven photo book that you can create after your next Holland America Line… read more of “Countdown Quiz: 1…”
We will be webcasting Nieuw Amsterdam’s dedication ceremony live from Venice, Italy, at 9 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, Sunday, July 4. Come to the blog and watch it here or visit the Holland America dedication website
Four Holland America Line ships won Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Awards for making important marine observations that aid in weather forecasting and analysis. The VOS program is an important source of marine weather data from coastal, offshore, and high seas areas for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service. Announced by… read more of “Four HAL Ships Win…”
If you ever get the chance to travel on a Holland America Line voyage where speaker Spencer Brown is on the menu, you must book your cruise ASAP. This delightful young man knows his stuff. Plus, as you can see in this photo, Spencer plays the didgeridoo. Spencer is a travel guide with hidden talents!… read more of “A Recommendation…”
Last week Amsterdam docked at Port Kelang, Malaysia, and many guests and crew, including Assistant Dining Room Manager Collin, went on tour to the Batu Caves and the Patronas Towers in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Last week, from March 15-18, cruise industry executives, top suppliers, cruise line buyers, travel agents and journalists from across the globe converged in Miami Beach, Fla., for the 26th annual Cruise Shipping Miami event. The convention featured three days of exhibition and four days of conferences covering the state of the industry, shipbuilding and design,… read more of “HAL’S…”