HAL To Base Rotterdam in Europe Yearround

From The PR Newswire:SEATTLE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that's a first for the premium cruise line, Holland America Line will deploy ms Rotterdam from Europe year-round starting in September, 20...

Holland American Vessel Allides with Ice in Alaska

Westerdam in 2008The USCG just issued a statement that they are investigation and incident that recently took place in Alaska.The United States Coast Guard is investigating an allision between the 935-foot cruise ship Westerdam and ice in the vicinity of ...

Man Arrested After Releasing Anchor On Ryndam

Just when you thought you’ve heard every kind of mishap onboard a cruise ship, there's this. A 44-year old Californian man has been arrested after he attempted to and then successfully launched Holland America’...

Crazy Picture of MedEvac

The above picture comes form the US Coast Guard as they prepeare for a medevac from Holland America’s Noordam. ...

HAL’s Nieuw Amsterdam Says ‘Hello’ to Water

When a ship is constructed now-a-days it is begun, after the blocks components are cut and assembled from steel that is, by lowering and welding together the large blocks in a drydock. When the ship is watertight and seaworthy, they flood the drydock. With the...