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Can’t Read Dutch? Translate It!

If you can’t read Dutch, you can’t read that last blog post about Jan and Jeanne. Or can you? Today we added a new feature on the blog that can help. In the lower-right column of the landing page, find the word “translate.” Follow the link that takes you to a download page for the…   read more of “Can’t Read…”

Food and Wine Writers Confer Aboard Eurodam

Food and Wine Writers Confer Aboard Eurodam

Tom Plant shared with us this note and photos from the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association’s annual conference earlier this month on Eurodam. We were a group of nearly 30 people from the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). This was the group’s annual Conference At Sea. Our group is diverse…   read more of “Food and Wine…”

Holland America Supports Haiti Relief Efforts

Holland America Supports Haiti Relief Efforts

Holland America Line has created a program in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti that enables employees, crew and guests to contribute to the American Red Cross — with 100 percent of donations going directly to relief efforts. Holland America is a Carnival Corporation & plc brand, and supports the corporation’s commitment of $5…   read more of “Holland America…”

A Page From Volendam’s History

A Page From Volendam’s History

After reading our recent post of Adrianus van Dam, sailing on both Volendam I and III, Arie Groeneweg sent in these photos of his father who served as assistant engineer on Volendam I in 1925.

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Gisborne, New Zealand

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Gisborne, New Zealand

Kees Streuding, Volendam’s hotel manager, sent us this photo from Volendam’s maiden call at Gisborne, New Zealand. Chief Officer Gerd Teensma (right), Hotel Manager Kees Streuding (center) and 4th Officer Stephen Chew (left) with the local Maori Ceremonial committee during Volendam’s first visit to Gisborne, New Zealand, on December 24, 2009. A special dance/singing welcome…   read more of “Volendam’s…”