Recently Statendam crew members participated in the kayaking crew tour in Huatulco, Mexico. This tour was a combination of the two best areas in the emerald waters of Huatulco with two very popular activities: kayaking and snorkeling.
Life on board is a different way of living from what most people experience. We need to learn how to live in a small space, no matter how large the ship may be. Unusual as it is for crew, we cruise consultants have a passenger cabin, albeit an inside one. I was most concerned about… read more of “Living the Crew…”
We received this photo from the Martin family who recently sailed aboard Eurodam.
Noordam’s crew purser sent us these fun photos from a recent Indonesian themed buffet. During Noordam’s eight-day crossing to Europe, the crew entertained guests with different events. Pictured is an Indonesian buffet at the Lido midship pool, complete with Indonesian decorations, singers and dancers.
Time, unfortunately, is not standing still as it is on the clock above in Gamla Stan, so get ready for a full day of touring Stockholm at a respectable pace. You’ll see a lot, but you’ll only skim Stockholm’s surface if you’re visiting for the day on a cruise that calls on the Swedish capital…. read more of “Stockholm: One…”
Geene, Maasdam’s crew purser, sent in this fun story and photo. Last Thursday the Zuiderdam and Maasdam called in Half Moon Cay together. The crew pursers set up a friendly football game between the ships on the far end of the beach. It was hard work for the players to play on the soft sand… read more of “Soccer Match on the…”
We decided to do a sunrise service on the Eurodam Easter morning. We talked to the event manager and hotel manager and got the OK. We asked Chief Officer Bas Van Dremel what time sunrise was going to be. He called the bridge and gave us the answer: 6:49 a.m. So, we made our plans,… read more of “A Special Easter…”
Wiel Penders from Holland America Line’s technical operations department sent us these photos of Oosterdam receiving it’s repaired Azipod today. The repaired Azipod is lowered to the dock floor. The spare Azipod is lowered from Oosterdam. The spare Azipod is pushed away across the guide rails by a forklift. The repaired and spare Azipods side… read more of “Repaired Azipod…”