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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…”

Postcards from New Zealand

Postcards from New Zealand

Aaron Stone, stage manager/lighting technician on Volendam, sent us these great scenic cruising and sunset photos. Yesterday (2/24/09) we had to return to Milford sound in New Zealand for a medical evacuation. While waiting for the nurse to return to the ship from the pilot boat, we had an opportunity to witness a beautiful sunset…   read more of “Postcards from New…”

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

This just in from Down Under: Hi Roland, Here in Melbourne, Australia, it has been a very busy cruise season and so wonderful to see so many HAL ships in. These pics show the Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Volendam in port recently. Love to see the Prinsendam here again soon. Our desire is to sail on…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Friendly Football In the Falklands

Friendly Football In the Falklands

This play-by-play recap was written by casino dealer Victor Jose Lobo and submitted by Amsterdam crew purser Miriam Bor. The Amsterdam soccer team. Prinsendam managed to hold the mighty Amsterdam to a 3-3 draw in the much-awaited first soccer friendly match played at Falkland Islands High School grounds on 5th of February, 2009. As the…   read more of “Friendly Football…”