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Crew Hones Lifeboat Skills

Crew Hones Lifeboat Skills

Statendam and Ryndam crew members were among the first in Holland America to receive certificates in a new lifeboat assistant training course. The Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC) course includes practical lessons in lifeboat rowing, raft turning, lifeboat maneuvering and man-overboard rescues, not to mention theory lessons and exams.

Statendam Has Girl Power

Statendam Has Girl Power

From left: 4th Officer Elianne Rongen, 3rd Officer Dorith Zonneveld and 2nd Officer Martel Fursdon. We thought we would share the attached photo with you. Currently on board Statendam we have three female deck officers — one in each rank — making up over a third of the bridge team. Sent in by Martel Fursdon.

Postcards from St. Croix

Postcards from St. Croix

Eurodam called at St. Croix last week. We visited another port in the Caribbean that we have not visited before. St. Croix is another beautiful Caribbean island that we had always wanted to visit, and it didn’t disappoint us. We had a raft drill at 10:30 a.m., so we couldn’t take a tour. We debarked…   read more of “Postcards from St….”

HAL Seeks a Following on Facebook

HAL Seeks a Following on Facebook

Holland America Line recently set up a Facebook page as part of its ongoing social media communications program. Much of the content of this blog is reproduced there, but there is lots of other information, including videos, photos and even cruise deals and sales brochures that you won’t find in this space. Facebook is rapidly…   read more of “HAL Seeks a…”

Pam Has Fun with Eurodam’s Funnels

Pam Has Fun with Eurodam’s Funnels

The Eurodam has two funnels. The forward funnel houses the exhaust gas uptakes from the forward engine room and the aft funnel houses the uptakes from the aft engine room. This includes all of Eurodam’s six diesel generators, boilers and emergency diesel generator. The forward funnel also holds the aft whistle as well as the…   read more of “Pam Has Fun with…”