- The first HAL ship has set out to sea exactly 100 years ago in 1873 … and now the twin Volendam and Veendam (ex Brasil and Argentina) had joint the HAL fleet and been refurbished to a high cruise standard. These brochure adverts some of their earliest cruises and voyages. Heavy stock paper on the 23 pages that include photos, Route maps and deck plans.
Excellent Blue Delft plate for the 2000 millennium celebration! Covers 4 vessels from the 1873 Maasdam to the 1997 Rotterdam . Super condition and has a wire on the back for hanging.
Excellent condition 1990 Grand Circle South America Cruise plate for the lovely Rotterdam of 1959. This is wired on the back to easily hang on your wall.
Excellent like new Noordam souvenir plate … certainly bought onboard!
Nice little souvenir plate for the lovely Sagafjord’s world cruise dated Jan-April 1988. Super nice condition … I would have been about a year out of high school during this cruise. She would have been jointly operate by NAC and Cunard at this time.
Gret Tin form the HAL Noordam. In very nice clean condition.
Great little booklet for the obscure little freighter/liner. Includes plans and some interior photos.
Super cool mod graphics on the HAL cruise guide .. in great condition
Super on board directory for the Famous Holland American Flagship Rotterdam. Excellent condition and even includes some history of all the Rotterdam’s in the fleet.
HAL: 16 Volendam and Veendam Snapshots
Great set of 16 unique snapshots for the lovely sisters that were once the Moore McCormack pair Argentina and Brasil. They had very long lives under many names. These appear to be from the later 1980’s.
HAL: Large Rotterdam Postcard
Lovely Image of the superb Rotterdam in her namesake harbor. The is a little bend to the upper corner.
SAL: Gripsholm Blueprint 1971.
This is a large fold out shipyard blueprint that documents some changes to bridge deck / sundeck. The changes appear to be an extension of the bridge deck to cover part of the sundeck. There is a nice profile drawing that shows some railing and stations changes. Dated August 1971
HAL: 135 Years of the Holland America Line Brochure
Titled a chronological History 1873-2008 this is packed with historical information for HAL services. The cover includes lovely advertising poster artwork from the 30s through the early 60’s. The back cover has an artist impression of the newbuilding Eurodam.
HAL: SS Rotterdam Menu and Flyer for the SSHSA Farewell Gala Dinner onboard in NYC April 1997
Great menu and simple flyer for the Dinner that was held onboard in NYC for the SSHSA members. The cost of attending was $75 per person. Events includes a presentation in the Theater, the Ritz Carleton room for Cocktails and the La Fontaine room for dinner. An unusual and somewhat rare set of items.
HAL: SS Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Plan Deluxe
HAL Marketing really put some extra efforts into their cruise plans in the 50’s … as compared with other shipping lines. These deck by deck layouts offer full color plans as well as color photos of interiors and activities aboard. Printed on high quality heavy stock paper with excellent cover graphics.
A great 4x6ish framed picture of the amazing Rotterdam Sailing past an Alaskan Glacier. You can visit her today in Rotterdam harbor.
Onboard souvenir “Captains Measure” shotglass. Nice gold accents.
2 lovely exterior views of one of the most beautiful ships ever built. I spent an amazing day onboard her in 2014.
3 lovely exterior views of one of the most beautiful ships ever built.
2 little items from the Noordam: The first is a lovely Holiday ornament perfect for your tree or use year round. The second is a little tin box of Ooster Mints … sealed and never opened.
Lovely souvenir Bobble head doll … these were all the rage in the Late 90’s and early 2000’s. still boxed and bagged.
The first is an early artist rendering … the second is a lovely photo of the ship when brand new. Perfect condition.
The ship had just undergone a $65 million dollar upgrade and refit. Excellent condition.
Lovely tin container for the HAL Nieuw Amsterdam from the 1980’s. Embossed profile of the ship on the top .. in excellent condition.
Great Tile Coaster showing the 1930’s Statendam. Lovely Coaster in it’s original Cardboard holder.