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HAL’s Lynn Narraway Receives Prestigious CLIA Award

HAL’s Lynn Narraway Receives Prestigious CLIA Award

Congratulations to Lynn Narraway, the UK managing director of Holland America Line and Seabourn. She received the prestigious award of “Outstanding Contribution to the UK Cruise Industry” at the Cruise Lines International Association UK and Ireland Cruise Excellence Awards. Having held the post of UK managing director of Holland America Line for almost 15 years,…   read more of “HAL’s Lynn…”

HAL Musician Makes Team Christina on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

HAL Musician Makes Team Christina on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Holland America Line’s very own Stephanie Anne Johnson, a solo guitarist from Tacoma, Wash., who has performed on several Holland America Line ships, auditioned on the hit program “The Voice” Oct. 1 during the blind auditions round and was chosen to be on Team Christina! Many Holland America Line employees helped with the creation of…   read more of “HAL Musician Makes…”

Cruise Diary: Prinsendam’s Crew

Cruise Diary: Prinsendam’s Crew

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, sailed aboard Prinsendam and shared her vacation experience. This is her farewell post. There’s something very special about the Prinsendam, something very special indeed. She’s extremely elegant, spacious for a small ship, beautifully appointed, extremely passenger-friendly, and may I dare say, cute? But most…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to info@hollandamericablog.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer…   read more of “Cheers to…”

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

On July 10, 2013, while the ship was docked at Kusadasi, Turkey, the crew members of the Nieuw Amsterdam visited the ancient city of Ephesus. The ancient city of Ephesus, located near the Aegean Sea in modern day Turkey, was one of the great cities of the Greeks in Asia Minor and home to the…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Cruise Diary: How to Lose your iPad on a Cruise and then Register, Authorise and Download to it Onboard

Cruise Diary:  How to Lose your iPad on a Cruise and then Register, Authorise and Download to it Onboard

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. I’m pretty neurotic when I travel. For example, I’ll check that I have my passport and cruise card with me half-way down the passageway even though I just put it in my…   read more of “Cruise Diary: How…”

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

Thanks to HAL guest Patricia for sending in this post and great photos from her Canada/New England cruise with Veendam. We had a wonderful cruise on Veendam. Thanks to Ibrahim, Teghu, Sambas, Yimi, Haki and Isman for making our cruise so special. They were all so friendly & helpful. We hope we meet again.