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Statendam Officers Meet the Chairman of the Dutch Olympic Committee

Statendam Officers Meet the Chairman of the Dutch Olympic Committee

Erica Terpstra, chairman of the Dutch Olympic Committee, is a retired freestyle swimmer from The Netherlands who won two medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. After her swimming career, Terpstra became involved in politics where she was a member of parliament. She served as State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport. In October…   read more of “Statendam Officers…”

Cruise Diary: Feb. 11, The Information Desk

Cruise Diary: Feb. 11, The Information Desk

The front office is always busy as I told you earlier. It’s time to have a look behind the scene and take pictures. All telephone calls from guests concerning reservations for a table, etc., are managed by telephone operators from there. Behind the front desk is the office of Iris, the Guest Relations Manager. Iris…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Feb….”

George and Marney’s Wilde Adventures on Amsterdam

George and Marney’s Wilde Adventures on Amsterdam

Loyal HAL guests George and Marney Wilde recently created a blog, complete with video and photo galleries, to document their experience on board ms Amsterdam as they cruised round-trip from the Port of Long Beach, California, on their Pan-American/Panama Canal cruise. George created a cool interactive map using the GPS device on his Nikon SLR…   read more of “George and…”

Dinner with the Gnomes

Dinner with the Gnomes

On February 5 we had a theme dinner, “Dinner with Gnomes.” It was one of the new themes for the Grand World Cruise. The Dining Room entrance was decorated with a gnome’s house, wells and of course the little gnome figures. The Dining Room staff — from the management, stewards, assistants and wine stewards —…   read more of “Dinner with the…”