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Noordam Crew Enjoy a Wine Tasting

Noordam Crew Enjoy a Wine Tasting

Cellar master Jay Lico and his wine attendants held a wine tasting for the crew of the Noordam. The crew enjoyed a real treat while the attendants were able to practice their training. Holland America Line offers a variety of wine tastings for guests on each cruise. In this case, the attendants presented two white…   read more of “Noordam Crew Enjoy…”

A Cloud of Cotton Candy in Canaletto

A Cloud of Cotton Candy in Canaletto

Canaletto, the Italian eatery aboard Eurodam, now serves cotton candy as a dessert option. It was a great dose of nostalgia to enjoy cotton candy as I did when I was a kid. Jeroen also enjoyed his cotton candy dose, called in Dutch “suikerspin”— sugar spider.

Reporter’s Notebook: Day 1, Arrival Jakarta

Reporter’s Notebook: Day 1, Arrival Jakarta

Travel writer and radio host Paul Lasley is accompanying a group of Holland America executives on a trip to Indonesia. He will be providing us with daily updates about their activities. Nothing quite prepares us for the arrival at Jakarta. The modern airport handles flights from all over the globe, and taxiing in to the…   read more of “Reporter’s…”

Meet Our Newest Contributor

Meet Our Newest Contributor

Meet Paul Lasley, Holland America Blog’s newest contributor. Paul currently is on a trip to Indonesia with Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line, and other HAL executives. He will be writing about their travels and sending posts to the blog. Those of you who followed the Eurodam News Blog will remember Paul…   read more of “Meet Our Newest…”

What’s a Yummer?

What’s a Yummer?

We received this note and photos from Cruise Critic maven Lisa Laffin. Greetings, I am a frequent cruiser on HAL with 140 days, and have cruised on the ms Oosterdam eight times. I would like to tell you about our most recent cruise on the Oosterdam and how special it was. It was the return…   read more of “What’s a…”