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HAL Seeks a Following on Facebook

HAL Seeks a Following on Facebook

Holland America Line recently set up a Facebook page as part of its ongoing social media communications program. Much of the content of this blog is reproduced there, but there is lots of other information, including videos, photos and even cruise deals and sales brochures that you won’t find in this space. Facebook is rapidly…   read more of “HAL Seeks a…”

Stakes High at Crew Blackjack Tournament

Stakes High at Crew Blackjack Tournament

These photos and entry were sent to us by Oosterdam’s crew purser, Darryl Jones The crew of the Oosterdam recently held a Las Vegas–inspired blackjack tournament. And with lots of entries in the preliminary rounds, competition was tough for a spot at the final table where a three-way tie forced a three-hand playoff for the…   read more of “Stakes High at Crew…”

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

This photo and note were sent to us by Eurodam guest Allan Tobacca. Sailing with Holland America is always special. My November 2008 sailing on the Eurodam was another wonderful holiday experience, such a beautiful ship. After a relaxing day on the beach at Half Moon Cay I looked forward to returning to the ship…   read more of “Postcard from Half…”

Rotterdam V Becoming a Hotel in Rotterdam

Rotterdam V Becoming a Hotel in Rotterdam

Our pal in Rotterdam, Ben van Zeijl, sent us these photos of the retired Rotterdam V, which is being converted to a quayside hotel in downtown Rotterdam. Here’s Ben’s update: She’s not open for the public, but hopefully she will open before summer. It’s like on ongoing saga. The ship’s restoration and rebuilding to her…   read more of “Rotterdam V…”

Next Signature-Class Ship to Be Named ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Next Signature-Class Ship to Be Named ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Holland America Line will name its next Signature-Class ship and the 15th vessel in its fleet ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Scheduled for delivery in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam is being built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The ship’s interior design and art collection will reflect the glamor and history of New York City —…   read more of “Next…”