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Volendam – The Weather Boat

Volendam – The Weather Boat

Volendam deployed weather buoys for the New Zealand Meteorological Service February 23. The first buoy was launched at 153 degrees and the second one near 155 degrees east, so 120 miles apart or approximately 6 hours steaming. Cadet Lars removing the plastic and doing the last minute transmission check/test on the weather bouys. The buoys…   read more of “Volendam –…”

Welcome to Our New Berth

For the past two days we have been engaged in a process of moving Holland America Blog to a new server, the machine that hosts it on the Internet. We completed the move this afternoon, but it sometimes can take up to 72 hours to fully stabilize, so don’t be surprised if you find links…   read more of “Welcome to Our New…”

HAL’s Puerto Vallarta Tour Operator Helps in Whale Rescue

HAL’s Puerto Vallarta Tour Operator Helps in Whale Rescue

Ricardo Farkas of  Vallarta Adventures & Cabo Adventures, a Holland America Line shore excursion operator, regularly participates in wildlife rescues and sent in this note and amazing photos of a whale rescue. Translated from Spanish: Another successful rescue! At approximately 11 a.m. we received a report of a whale entangled in a fish net. It was…   read more of “HAL’s Puerto…”

‘Mariner’ Resdesigned as Glossy Lifestyle Mag

‘Mariner’ Resdesigned as Glossy Lifestyle Mag

Holland America Line recently launched the newly redesigned “Mariner” magazine for Mariner Society members. The premiere issue features “Writing the Book on Venice,” with articles by Erica Jong, Anne Rice, Francine Prose, Kenneth Turan and John Berendt on their favorite books and movies related to Venice. Other highlights include a feature on cliff divers in…   read more of “‘Mariner&#8217…”

First Look at ss Rotterdam’s Interiors

Editor’s Note: The ss Rotterdam V is moored at the Port of Rotterdam and has been refurbished and renovated into a combination hotel and meetings facility. Regular contributor Aad Hoogesteger had a chance to go on board and he took a ton of photos. The ship looks great. Recently, we went aboard ss Rotterdam. It’s…   read more of “First Look at ss…”