Monthly Archives: February 2009

Will I Make It?

You may have noticed that the top image on the blog is of the Amsterdam (a couple years ago) in downtown Seattle. I have submitted for a free cruise today, one of my perks as an employee with HAL, that … Continue reading

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The Atriums – R Class

Rotterdam From the sweeping staircases on either side of the ms Rotterdam’s spacious atrium, watch as Hercules holds up the sky atop a grand three-story Flemish clock tower. This elaborate timepiece is not only ornate and whimsical, it is also … Continue reading

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The Atriums – S Class

Statendam They lured Odysseus, and now they are calling you. They are the sirens of the majestic fountain designed by Frans Dingemans in the the ms Statendam’s spacious atrium. Ryndam At the heart of the ms Ryndam a three-story atrium … Continue reading

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More HAL Ships in Dry Dock

Westerdam/Summer 2007 Zaandam/Date Unknown Prinsendam/Freeport, Bahamas/December 2007 Amsterdam/Pre-launch 2000/Zaandam in background at left

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The Road to NA:4 – Part I

Here are the first glimpses at the ms Nieuw Amsterdam IV. As you can see, she is in the earliest possible stages of construction. I will continue to bring you the latest on the construction of the ship as it … Continue reading

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COMING SOON…

What’s in the works before the end of February? Staff features, where I get the background and some information on various staff and crew members across Holland America Line’s fleet (and corporate offices if I can find some brave souls … Continue reading

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Some Views of Prinsendam

Prinsendam is a unique ship for Holland America Line. With a capacity of just over half that of the next smallest ships, previously sailing for two other lines and with no sister ships anywhere on Earth, this ship, Our Elegant … Continue reading

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