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HAL History Video: Nieuw Amsterdam

Hallo HALblog readers. This is part 8 of the video series, “The Fleet and Their Predecessors.” In this video, NIEUW AMSTERDAM. Greetings from the home port Rotterdam, Ben van Zeijl. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line history buff from Rotterdam.

Volendam Video Highlights from the South Pacific

Noel Bell of Melbourne, Australia, sent us this note and video from his South Pacific cruise aboard ms Volendam. Thanks Noel! The Volendam traversed its way from Sydney, Australia, through the beautiful islands in the South Pacific including Noumea New Caledonia, Lifou and Isle Of Pines in the Loyalty Islands, Vila and Luganville in Vanuatu…   read more of “Volendam Video…”

There’s a Kid on the Bridge!

There’s a Kid on the Bridge!

Moises Justino, a 13-year-old from Oviedo, Florida (near Orlando), had an opportunity to meet and shadow Captain Jonathan Mercer and tour Eurodam in Fort Lauderdale last weekend with his parents Terry and Mary Newell. As part of a class assignment to write a letter to a business, Moises wrote to several cruise lines inquiring about…   read more of “There’s a Kid…”

Happy Nieuw Amsterdam Year!!

To al HALbloggers: HAPPY NIEUW AMSTERDAM YEAR!! Greetings Ben. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan and historian who lives in Rotterdam.