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Rotterdam’s Gingerbread Christmas Village

Rotterdam’s Gingerbread Christmas Village

Greetings from ms Rotterdam in Rotterdam. Our pastry chef Alex and his pastry team did an amazing job creating this beautiful gingerbread village for the holidays. Enjoy! Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms Rotterdam

Kudos to Zuiderdam’s Crew

Kudos to Zuiderdam’s Crew

I sailed aboard ms Zuiderdam in November 2012, from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao, Costa Rica and Panama. I had such a wonderful experience and the crew was fantastic, especially the pool attendants. These guys really know how to treat people with such great hospitality. Special recognition to Nestor Duran Jr., Sarkadi, Irman…   read more of “Kudos to…”

Statendam Crew Capture the Holiday Spirit

Statendam Crew Capture the Holiday Spirit

It is not very often you will see grown men and women sitting around coloring or making paper chains and snowflakes, but that has been the scene here on board Statendam for the past several nights as we prepare for the holiday season. The entire crew messroom is filled with the joy and innocence of…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Eurodam’s Sports Court Gets a Touch-Up

Eurodam’s Sports Court Gets a Touch-Up

Our crew on board Eurodam tackled the enormous task of re-netting the Sports Court. Thanks to their hard work, the Sports Court is now in in tip-top condition and is ready to take on the holidays.

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

At the end of Oosterdam‘s 14-day drydock in Sydney, Australia, a tour was organized for the crew to see underneath the Oosterdam. It’s not everyday where you get to see what it looks like under a ship. The crew took lots of photos and had a great experience.

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Award for ‘World’s Largest Cruise Sale’ Map

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Award for ‘World’s Largest Cruise Sale’ Map

Special thanks to HAL’s Mike Conroy, CTC, manager of onboard sales, for submitting this post. Charles J. Dunwoody, CTC, senior director of national accounts, recently presented the 2012 World’s Largest Cruise Sale Creativity and Team Building plaque to Nieuw Amsterdam’s captain, hotel director and future cruise consultants. They won the award for their world map…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Photo Diary: Semarang, Java

Photo Diary: Semarang, Java

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Volendam’s voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong and is sharing with us photos from his trip. Here are beautiful photos taken during his visit to Semarang, Java. What a wonderful experience to see many families, in fact 900 come on board to see many of…   read more of “Photo Diary:…”