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HAL History Video: Noordam

Hallo HALblog readers. Here is video seven of my video series “HAL fleet and their predecessors.” This time NOORDAM. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan who lives in Rotterdam.

Statendam a Hit on Korean TV

We don’t have a clue about what they’re saying, and we’re not real sure about the Titanic references, but the reporter seems to be having fun during Statendam’s call at Korea — especially after she finds a Dutch officer who looks like Leonardo DiCaprio. Hat tip to Jorn Veraart for finding this and sending it…   read more of “Statendam a Hit on…”

HAL History: Noordam Brought Post-War Relief

Jorn Veraart shared this video with us from the old Noordam bringing its first load of food and passengers to the Netherlands as part of the European Recovery plan in 1948 to relieve widespread hunger, unemployment and housing shortages faced by many Europeans after World War II.

50 Years Ago on Rotterdam: Part 5

Here is Part 5 — the final episode — in Fred Claessen’s series of videos (actually 8 mm film, converted to digital format) he shot on his first Holland America Line world cruise as a crew member. To watch the video, click here.

HAL History: Ryndam

Hallo HALblog readers. This is video 6 in a series of videos about the present HAL fleet and their predecessors. Part 6 of this series covers RYNDAM. Greetings from Rotterdam, Ben. Ben van Zeijl is a ship aficionado who lives in Rotterdam.

50 Years Ago on Rotterdam: Part 4

Here is Part 4 in Fred Claessen’s series of videos (actually 8 mm film, converted to digital format) he shot on his first Holland America Line world cruise as a crew member. To watch the video, click here.

50 Years Ago on Rotterdam: Part 3

Here is Part 3 in Fred Claessen’s series of videos (actually 8 mm film, converted to digital format) he shot on his first Holland America Line world cruise as a crew member. To watch the video, click here.

50 Years Ago on Rotterdam: Part 2

Here is Part 2 in Fred Claessen’s series of videos (actually 8 mm film, converted to digital format) he shot on his first Holland America Line world cruise as a crew member. To watch the video, click here.