In order to get a better understanding of the ship’s layout and maintenance, Chief Engineer Beerens Denis conducted a tour of the engine room for our new front office attendants.
Today 3rd Engineer Davy van Nielen and 2nd Officer Dorith Zonneveld went on a helicopter tour in Juneau, Alaska. While walking on a glacier, Davy got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend Dorith. Davy and Dorith have been together for a while and decided to seal their friendship. Their Statendam family organized… read more of “True Romance on…”
A crew member, an entertainer and the medical team are credited with saving the life of a guest on ms Zaandam during a recent Alaska cruise. Cruise Director Eric Dowis and guest entertainer Joel Mason were near the Lido Pool when they noticed a commotion poolside. As they arrived at the pool, Dowis saw a… read more of “Quick Action Saves…”
Over 30 of Ryndam’s crew members went on the Yukon Expedition and White Pass Railway tour during our last visit to Skagway, Alaska. Besides seeing great scenery we had fun upholding tradition and expressing ourselves in a friendly fashion to the other trains passing us on the tracks. It was a relaxing tour and a… read more of “Chugging Along in…”
This is the Veendam anchored near Saint George, Bermuda. Our trip was fabulous. Holland America is by far the best cruise line we have traveled. — Mark and Carolyn Steeves
On the second day of the cruise, usually a day at sea, the new crew have the chance to gain nautical knowledge and get a better understanding of the role of the deck department. Our first officer, Jan Westerbeek, took the initiative of organizing a bridge tour for the new embarking crew. Jan started the… read more of “Zaandam’s New…”
This is a photo of the Westerdam in the Geiranger Fjord on August 29. It is really one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. Regards, Hans van Overbeek