ms Amsterdam

ms Amsterdam

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The Netherlands
62,753 grt
780 feet
22.5 knots
October 2000
Janet Lanterman

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Oct 2014

What’s it Like to Sail Back-to-Back Grand Adventures? Meet an Avid HAL Cruiser

Submitted by: HAB Editorial Team

Jeff's photo shows how picturesque the gardens are at Kushiro, Japan.
Jeff's photo shows how picturesque the gardens are at Kushiro, Japan.

President’s Club member and “World Adventure” blogger Jeff set sail on the 2014 Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage in September aboard ms Amsterdam. Jeff has more than 1,600 cruise day with Holland America Line and calls the ship his home away from home. Directly following this grand adventure, Jeff will stay onboard for the 2015 Grand World Voyage. Throughout his voyages, we’ll be featuring Jeff’s fabulous photos that tell the story of his time onboard. From Asia to Australia, Singapore to Spain – and everywhere in between – experience Jeff’s cruising adventure through his incredible photo diary. Jeff will be onboard for a while, so enjoy this Q&A that lets you get to know Jeff better … since we’ll be spending a lot of time together with him on the blog! Keep reading to see Jeff’s first couple of weeks onboard in photos. When did you get bitten by the travel bug? Jeff: I really got the travel bug back in 1972 when I moved to Europe for work. I spent the next two years traveling all over western Europe. How long have you cruised with Holland America Line? Jeff: I had my first cruise on November 19, 1988, on the ms Noordam, cruising the eastern Caribbean. How many Holland America Line cruises have you been on? Jeff: I am currently on my 35th Holland America Line cruise with over 1,600 cruise days. What keeps you coming back? Jeff: I have a passion for exploring the world and the Holland America Line staff are like family. What’s your favorite Holland America Line ship and why? Jeff: My favorite Holland America ship is the ms Amsterdam since it has become my second home. I have done the vast majority of my Holland America Line cruising aboard the ms Amsterdam, including seven Grand World Voyages and five Grand Asia-Pacific voyages. What’s your favorite part of the world? Jeff: I find Asia fascinating. There is so much to see and learn about Asian ports, cultures and the amazing people. What are your top three ports? Jeff: That is a very difficult question […]

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