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…”
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
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…”
Sunday, May 17, and we are in St. Petersburg, Russia. We had been waiting for this port ever since we started across the Atlantic back in April. Now here we are and it didn’t disappoint us. As we usually do, we hired a taxi and took a tour of this beautiful city. The city really… read more of “Postcards from St….”
Good news for Dutch cruise lovers and ship spotters! Maritime information and service provider Royal Dirkzwager is providing arrival and departing times of cruise ships in the port of Rotterdam by text messaging (SMS). “With our Cruise SMS you’ll never miss a ship,” the company promises. Every cruise ship sailing in or out the Port… read more of “Never Miss a Ship…”
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.
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…”
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…”