Greetings from the shore excursions team on the Nieuw Amsterdam. As some of you already know, Venice is best admired from the water. We accompanied a group of guests on the maiden voyage on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. We boarded the gondolas near St. Mark’s Square and off we went, gently gliding through the… read more of “Experience the…”
On July 8, the crew of the Maasdam were given a wonderful present – a show organized and performed by two guest entertainers – Julie Barr and Matt Disnero – and the entertainment department team. Lots of humour and jokes from Julie, magic from Matt and songs and dances from the cast members made the… read more of “Entertainment…”
On July 25, Marlon and Roy were each given the challenge of preparing and serving a menu to the management on board the Eurodam, in an effort to pass the practical exam of their apprenticeship program. Marlon prepared delectable dishes such as a pumpkin and orange soup, while Roy wowed us with his chicken cordon… read more of “Eurodam Apprentice…”
Every month Ocean Images holds a photo contest among their image creators (photographers) working on all Holland America Line ships. The contest is judged by the executive team at Ocean Images. This month’s winner was Tino Paduraru, Ryndam’s image creator manager. His photos of “Moon Over the Amsterdam” were taken as Ryndam passed Amsterdam in… read more of “Photo of the Month…”
On July 25, the Maasdam visited the port of Isafjordur, Iceland. One of the tours offered to the guests was Off the Beaten Track: Cruise to Vigur Bird Island. Here are photos from the tour. Enjoy!
Meet Statendam’s Guest Relations Manager Cindy Castro: I started with the company in 2001 as a guest relations attendant and worked my way up to my current position as guest relations manager. I worked in a 5-star hotel in the Philippines for seven years after graduating from The University of Santo Tomas where I received… read more of “In the Spotlight:…”
Take a look at blog contributor Paul Lasley’s art blog on the AAA TravelViews website by clicking HERE. Here is a sneak peek: The ms Nieuw Amsterdam is at sea on her first cruise, a short three-day voyage from Venice to Dubrovnik and back. The passengers are a mix of European and American guests and… read more of “Museum at Sea on…”