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Training at Record Levels On Board Statendam

Training is of fundamental importance for anyone who wishes to improve their performance at work and develop their skills for a successful career. With this understanding the Statendam staff officers and department heads have created an atmosphere on board that encourages training and professional development. This has resulted in the complete of 2,031 courses on…   read more of “Training at Record…”

Cruise Diary: Feb. 10, Sail Away from Guyamas

Cruise Diary: Feb. 10, Sail Away from Guyamas

Mexican Riviera cruise, Sea of Cortez The sail away from Guyamas was very special.All guests were on deck to see how the people of Guyamas waved us out with dancing and music. Let’s hope that they can do this many more times, these warm and kind people deserve this. Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg

Cruising ms Rotterdam 50 Years Later

Cruising ms Rotterdam 50 Years Later

Cruise enthusiast Fred Claessen shared with us these photos and video from his Christmas cruise on ms Rotterdam, Dec. 24, 2009, through the Panama Canal, exactly 50 years and one week after his first cruise through the canal aboard ss Rotterdam on Dec. 16, 1959. Thanks Fred!

Cruise Diary: Feb. 9, Guaymas

Cruise Diary: Feb. 9, Guaymas

The maiden arrival of Zaandam in Guaymas — the first cruise of 2010 — was an event never to forget for Zaandam’s passengers and crew. Live television coverage on several TV stations , many journalists, a huge band playing, the arrival was one big party.

A Balinese Tasting in Curacao for Zuiderdam Crew

A Balinese Tasting in Curacao for Zuiderdam Crew

Zuiderdam’s call at Curacao included a gourmet Balinese tasting at the new Tempou Dulu. Executive Chef Henny Kolenbrander invited Hotel Manager Kees van Santen and four of his crew messroom team to spend the afternoon sampling Indonesian delights. Tempou Dulu is a 150-seat restaurant that transfers you to the heart of Bali in Curacao. Executive…   read more of “A Balinese Tasting…”

Westmark Chefs Participate in the Epicurious Gourmet Food Festival

Westmark Chefs Participate in the Epicurious Gourmet Food Festival

Mary Ann Ferguson, regional sales manager for Westmark Hotels, Yukon, sent us this post about the Epicurious Gourmet Food Festival. Executive Chef Michael Panchenko, along with Kevin Frisch and Steve Austin from the Steele Street Restaurant in the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Center, participated in the Epicurious Gourmet Food Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon last…   read more of “Westmark Chefs…”