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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!!!

Tomorrow marks the 136th anniversary of the founding of the company that would eventually become today’s Holland America Line. Nederlandsch Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij, or N.A.S.M., was founded April 18, 1873, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Happy 136th, Holland America Line! The line’s first ship was 1,694-ton, 296-passenger Rotterdam I, that was built in 1872 and entered…   read more of “HAPPY BIRTHDAY…”

Indonesian Crew Members Cast Their Ballots

Indonesian Crew Members Cast Their Ballots

Zaandam Crew Purser Myles Williams sent in these patriotic shots of the crew casting their absentee ballots for Indonesia’s parliamentary election day. The Indonesian elections are every five years, and this year they will be held April 9. All ballots must be mailed to the Vancouver consulate by this date. Fauzi Daud at Holland America…   read more of “Indonesian Crew…”

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Helmet cameras are now available for rent at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas. The cameras are very lightweight, waterproof and can be mounted on any hat, visor, bike helmet or snorkel mask. It is a hands-free camera and records up to 90 minutes of “what you see” DVD-quality footage….   read more of “Do You See What I…”

Prinsendam’s Culinary Masterpiece

Prinsendam’s Culinary Masterpiece

Prinsendam’s Hotel Manager, Francois, sent us these beautiful pictures from the South America Grand Voyage Show Buffet. Executive Chef Pedro Lontoc and the Prinsendam “kitchen brigade” created a world of culinary delights amid an ice menagerie; a feast for both the palate and the eyes.

Our Guests Are Blogging Too!

Our Guests Are Blogging Too!

We received this from a guest who is going to write his own blog while aboard Volendam. On the 19th of March we are cruising on the HAL “Volendam” from Sydney to Singapore. A sixteen day cruise. Watch this blog we may stay on longer. Pictured below is the old “Volendam” that I arrived in…   read more of “Our Guests Are…”

Cueto Is Statendam’s February Employee of the Month

Cueto Is Statendam’s February Employee of the Month

Elmar Cueto, a GPA pantry on board Statendam on his first Holland America Line contract, was just named employee of the month for February. Cueto, a 27-year-old from a mid-size town in the southern Philippines, hopes to one day become a chef de partie. He’s also excited that Holland America will gives him the opportunity…   read more of “Cueto Is…”