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Postcards from New Zealand

Postcards from New Zealand

Volendam recently called at Tauranga and Christchurch, New Zealand. These wonderful photos were sent to us by Aaron Stone, the ship’s stage manager and lighting technician. Tauranga:

What’s a Yummer?

What’s a Yummer?

We received this note and photos from Cruise Critic maven Lisa Laffin. Greetings, I am a frequent cruiser on HAL with 140 days, and have cruised on the ms Oosterdam eight times. I would like to tell you about our most recent cruise on the Oosterdam and how special it was. It was the return…   read more of “What’s a…”

Learning to Lead and Manage

Learning to Lead and Manage

Recently six officers and petty officers aboard Zuiderdam took part in Holland America Line’s signature Leadership in Action workshop. Leadership in Action is a proprietary workshop that teaches our frontline managers to be “manager-leaders.” Covering such themes as change management, training and development, and influencing your leaders — to name a few — the program…   read more of “Learning to Lead…”

Postcards from Komodo Island

Postcards from Komodo Island

Rotterdam called at Komodo Island yesterday on it’s Grand World Voyage. Just a couple of hundred miles down the island chain that is Indonesia is an island called Komodo. It has one village and the rest of the island is a national park. It is one of the most interesting, unique and intense places we’ve…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from New Zealand

Postcards from New Zealand

Aaron Stone, stage manager/lighting technician on Volendam, sent us these great scenic cruising and sunset photos. Yesterday (2/24/09) we had to return to Milford sound in New Zealand for a medical evacuation. While waiting for the nurse to return to the ship from the pilot boat, we had an opportunity to witness a beautiful sunset…   read more of “Postcards from New…”