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North to Alaska!

North to Alaska!

Holland America Line’s Alaska season is just getting into full swing, and we’ve gotten a lot of stuff from folks up in the 49th state this week. So we decided to devote Friday to all things Alaska including whales, trails, rafts, trains, Glacier Bay and some picturesque photos of the Great land, the Last Frontier,…   read more of “North to…”

Ryndam Takes on Zaandam in Alaska

Ryndam Takes on Zaandam in Alaska

Last week while in Juneau, the crews of the Ryndam and Zaandam played a soccer match at Juneau-Douglas High School. My tigers were the winners 3-2! Iona is the Crew Purser on board Ryndam

Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe

Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe

We received this plaintive cry for help and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to share a Rudi Sodamin recipe with you: We have sailed on the Westerdam before and loved the trip and the bread pudding. I know I found the recipe on line before but can’t find it now. Could you tell me how…   read more of “Rudi…”

Explorations Café: Surf the Net, Have a Latte

Explorations Café: Surf the Net, Have a Latte

Another addition to Veendam in the Signature of Excellence renovations is the Explorations Café. This cyber-coffee house is powered by “The New York Times” and has computers, music listening stations, a library, comfortable loungers, puzzles and coffee bar so guests can relax, unwind and catch up with world news.

Recruiting Crew in Holland

Recruiting Crew in Holland

Miranda van Heusden, recruitment assistant, sent this photo of the recruitment team at the Maritime and Offshore Career Event — one of the Netherlands”s biggest events for maritime employment. Holland America Line was the only employer representing the cruise industry and the team focused on recruiting deck and engine officers with hopes of welcoming a…   read more of “Recruiting Crew in…”

Digital Workshops Implementation Schedule

We had question from a reader who is sailing in Alaska this summer and wants to know if the Microsoft Digital Workshop will be on board. Here’s the schedule of implementation on the ships: ms Zaandam, Jan 21, 2009, in Hawaii ms Maasdam, Jan 30, 2009, in Caribbean ms Zuiderdam, Feb 17, 2009, in Caribbean…   read more of “Digital Workshops…”