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Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

During Oosterdam’s South Pacific Crossing, International Concierge Maria Boyen shared with me her experience on the Hobbiton Movie Set crew tour that took place March 28, 2013, near Tauranga, New Zealand. She and the crew loved visiting the original movie set of “The Lord of the Rings!” Twenty-two brave men and women of the fellowship…   read more of “Hobbiton Crew Tour…”

Cruise Diary: The Oosterdam Music Makers

Cruise Diary: The Oosterdam Music Makers

HAL blogger Gary Frink recently sailed on board Oosterdam and sent in post from his voyage. I might have met the happiest employee on the planet. When I first approached Gervay Burnett, leader of one of the two HALCats musical units aboard (quintets, each with a keyboard player, drummer, bass and guitar player and a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Cruise Diary: Meet Hotel Director Edwin Brunink

Cruise Diary: Meet Hotel Director Edwin Brunink

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his voyage. ABOARD OOSTERDAM, EN ROUTE HONOLULU TO VANCOUVER B.C. “We train the dining room stewards and cabin attendants at the Holland America facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. The cooks and beverage people are trained at a similar school…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Here is the Prinsendam team proudly celebrating 140 years of success with the officers serving the crew a delicious meal. Here’s wishing HAL many more to come!

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Here are pictures of the recent safari crew tour we went to Inverdoon Nature reserve. A two-hour drive from Cape Town, Inverdoon is well known for its Cheetah Reserve.

Together we Can Make a Difference: Manta, Part 2

Together we Can Make a Difference: Manta, Part 2

We posted Part 1 yesterday, and here are some more pictures from the day spent repairing a local school in Manta, Ecuador. Kudos to Veendam‘s amazing crew for doing such a terrific job!