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iPhone iBlog: Nights Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

iPhone iBlog: Nights Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

My favorite time aboard our ships is evening when guests are spruced up for dinner and the show and the tinkling of the ivories combined with a light touch on the snares and the richness of a bass intermingles with the laughter of guests enjoying a carefree evening of warm conversation and dancing.

Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill Team

Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill Team

It is always a pleasure dining in Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill. Our staff are very friendly and conscientious that “through excellence, we create once in a lifetime experiences, every time.” Of course the Pinnacle Grill would not be at its pinnacle without the great food prepared by the wonderful chefs.

Meet HAL’s First Female Safety Environmental Health Officer

Meet HAL’s First Female Safety Environmental Health Officer

Congratulations are in order to Hajnalka Lukacs, Ph.D., Holland America Line’s first female Safety Environmental Health Officer. Hajnalka exemplifies the endless possibilities for shipboard employees who, through hard work and sheer determination, work their way up through the ranks of the company. She began her career with HAL as a fitness coordinator on board Statendam to…   read more of “Meet HAL’s First…”

Nieuw Amsterdam’s First Deck Department

Nieuw Amsterdam’s First Deck Department

The official handover has been done and the ship is officially ours! Here is the first (one and only) deck department of the Nieuw Amsterdam IV! As you can see on the picture it was taken 4 minutes after the handover! June 30, 2010, at 12:04 PM LT. Tim Lodder is Nieuw Amsterdam’s navigation officer.

Countdown Quiz #7: We Have a Winner!

Countdown Quiz #7: We Have a Winner!

In honor of the final days leading up to the launch of Nieuw Amsterdam, we’re having a fun quiz everyday for the last 10 days. Yesterday — Day 7 — we asked: QUESTION: How tall is Nieuw Amsterdam’s Navigation Officer Tim Lodder? The answer is 7 feet! Tim told us that he gets asked that…   read more of “Countdown Quiz #7:…”