Archive | May, 2011

New Handouts Available!

23 May

Any guests who have sailed with us recently may have seen that we have updated our session materials.  This is essential for us in our effort to deliver the most up-to-date and accurate course material for our valued Digital Workshop guests.  Well, in addition to having new presentations for everyone to partake in on all 15 of our Holland America Ships, this also means that we have new handouts for everyone should you want to practice, recreate, or master the skills learned on board when you return home.  Below are the links (click on the word unabridged or condensed) for the Unabridged full length handouts as well as the condensed handouts you received in class.

Unabridged Handouts:

Condensed Handouts:

Thanks everyone!

Heading North for the Summer

23 May

Hello from the Amsterdam:

As I write this blog, we are sailing towards Vancouver to end our repositioning cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Alaska.

The last two weeks have placed us in the warm Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and the Pacific Coast of Latin America. Its has been a great voyage. Here are some pictures for you to let you see where we have been.


Microsoft Buys Skype!

It has been announced that Skype has joined the Microsoft family of products. This is exciting news as it will mean even more sharing possibilities for those of you using Windows Live Essentials. Usage of video conferencing has grown over 150% in the last year and is expected to continue to explode over the next decade. Try out the features of Windows Live Messenger today. Its free and allows you to better stay in touch with loved ones’ anywhere.

Frank Barcelona, Techspert for the Holland America Digital Workshop, powered by Microsoft, aboard the MS Amsterdam