Congratulations are in order to Hajnalka Lukacs, Ph.D., Holland America Line’s first female Safety Environmental Health Officer. Hajnalka exemplifies the endless possibilities for shipboard employees who, through hard work and sheer determination, work their way up through the ranks of the company. She began her career with HAL as a fitness coordinator on board Statendam to… read more of “Meet HAL’s First…”
Nineteen seagoing human resources managers from Holland America Line left Seattle with several new ideas to implement with the line’s on-board employees after their recent five-day conference, held from August 16-20. This was the first time all of the ships’ human resources managers were able to meet since the implementation of the position on Noordam… read more of “Human Resources…”
It’s amazing how quick nature changes her colors: at the end of the season colors of leaves, trees and mosses are much different than in July and August. Even the sunlight is different, less intense and maybe that is the reason why the colors seem deeper and more vibrant. We’re approaching the end of the… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
All you foodies and fans of Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Holland America Line’s Culinary Consultant, can now pick up your own copy of his third cookbook, “A Taste of Celebration.” Sure to be a best seller, the book is now available for purchase in bookstores and aboard the line’s ships. “A Taste of Celebration” is… read more of “‘A Taste of…”
Bert & Juanita Ollivier, three-star mariners, sent in this post from their recent cruise. We wish them “Bon Voyage” on their upcoming adventure! This is a photo of Glenn, the piano man, on board the m.s. Volendam cruise to Alaska which left Vancouver, BC, on August 11, 2010. Glenn provided a great deal of entertainment,… read more of “Tickling the…”
Joanne Gardner, future cruise consultant aboard Veendam, sent in these photos of a recent crew soccer game in Hamilton, Bermuda. Looks like they had a fun afternoon! Left: Irish, broadcast tech; right (center) Tim Ellis.
Once a week, the beautiful and elegant ms Maasdam calls at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Even though it is a small charming town, there are a lot of things to see and do. September 8th was a rainy day however we all had umbrellas and enjoyed walking around, breathing the fresh air and exploring the… read more of “Maasdam Postcards…”