Dear Friends — My vision of departing New York sailing for the Atlantic to her home port Rotterdam. — Fred Claessen (Footage from shore was edited by Fred and taken by his good friend Ken.)
We had a great time in Rotterdam when ms Ryndam and ms Rotterdam were here. We are proud of Holland America Line’s Dutch roots and its ships sailing under the Dutch flag. Here is a video I made while sailing on Maasdam. It shows how a crew member takes down our Dutch flag. When I… read more of “Video: The Flag…”
In keeping with the New York theme of posts, here is a video taken by Fred Claessen of Rotterdam’s arrival at New York. Thanks, Fred!
Rotterdam was the debut ship on the New York Harbor webcam yesterday during sailaway. The ship is heading back to Europe on the second of its two commemorative trans-Atlantic crossings.
Hallo HALblog readers, As you all notice the flag ship ms Rotterdam is on her way from Rotterdam to New York on a commemorative crossing. I made this video of the departure and pier-side send off. It became a wonderful party with shanty choirs, and among the performers was one of the Netherlands’ biggest stars,… read more of “Video: Rotterdam…”
On July 3, ms Rotterdam departed the port of Rotterdam bound for New York City on an historic crossing designed to commemorate Holland America Line’s 40th anniversary of the transition from offering regular trans-Atlantic crossings to becoming entirely dedicated to pleasure cruising. A Rotterdam-based television crew was on-board filming for their local show. Special guests… read more of “Rotterdam TV Crew…”
I am vacationing on the Oosterdam this week and will be blogging on my iPad as we go. When you think of a girls trip, an Alaskan cruise may not come to mind but that’s exactly what we’ve planned. It turned out to be a beautiful day for our sail-away from Seattle. Can you tell… read more of “iPad iBlog:…”
Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this fabulous video of his most recent cruise aboard Ryndam that departed Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2. Sit back and get ready to watch an in-depth look at his experience. Thanks, Fred!