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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

christmas 1985 bridge front letters
This is a photo of the front of the bridge of the Nieuw Amsterdam (III) from 1985. It is a HAL tradition that we have a message with best wishes somewhere painted on the ship. Where depends on the Captain, Chief Officer and the bo’sun. Sometimes on the bridge front, sometimes on the horseshoe above the Lido Deck aft and sometimes above the gangway entrance.

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5 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas Captain!

    Wishing you and your wife a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year,

    Amy MacDonald (Cadet)

  2. And a happy New Year to you.

  3. A very Merry Xmas to you and your family.

    I saw that painted on the Oosterdam in Cabo on Jan 04/10.

    Looking forward to the blog from your travels on Prinsedam

    starting Jan 6/10 .

    george

  4. Welcome back .Hope your time off & Holidays were great .

    IT”S GOOD TO BE ON A WELL RUN SHIP

  5. Last year on the Oosterdam (or wasi t the Ryndam) they painted a big snowman on the side ! It looked great.

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