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Veendam Crew Visits War Memorial in the Falkland Islands

Veendam Crew Visits War Memorial in the Falkland Islands

On November 10, Veendam Captain Peter Harris, Chief Engineer Thomas Mahon, S.E.H. Officer Derek Williams, Culinary Ops. Manager Craig Oakes and Facility Manager David Hay paid their respects at the war memorial in Stanley, erected in memory of those who perished during the Falkland Islands war. Padre Richard Hines delivered a touching service at the…   read more of “Veendam Crew Visits…”

Holland America Blog Is On Holiday

Holland America Blog Is On Holiday

In observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, we will not publish Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26. We will return to our regular publishing schedule Monday, Nov. 29.

Cruise Diary: Pompeii of the Caribbean

Cruise Diary: Pompeii of the Caribbean

Florida-based travel writer and photographer Timothy O’Keefe is currently on board Maasdam for the ship’s 35-day Caribbean Voyage with his wife Linda, and he will be blogging about his cruise experience. To read Timothy’s previous and future posts, visit his Travels With Tim O’Keefe blog here. It’s St. Pierre, Martinique. Today we join our first…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Eurodam Hosts New-Hire Coffee Chat

Eurodam Hosts New-Hire Coffee Chat

On November 16 in the upper-level dining room, the new hires to Holland America Line for the month of October were invited to an informal coffee chat for an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow crew members and also senior staff and managers. During the coffee chat, service awards were also presented to some…   read more of “Eurodam Hosts…”

Cruise Diary: Martinique, Well It IS a Rain Forest

Florida-based travel writer and photographer Timothy O’Keefe is currently on board Maasdam for the ship’s 35-day Caribbean Voyage with his wife Linda, and the pair will be blogging about their cruise experience. To read previous and future posts, visit the Travels With Tim O’Keefe blog here. But it also can rain anywhere, all day. It’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Meet Veendam’s HESS Suggestion Winner

Meet Veendam’s HESS Suggestion Winner

Congratulations go out to Facilities Manager David Hay, Veendam’s best HESS suggestion winner for the month of October. He suggested smoke curtains in the garbage room to help prevent the spread of smoke into B deck in the event of a fire. Inge Brunel is Veendam’s human resources manager.

Congrats to Zaandam’s Food and Beverage Staff

Congrats to Zaandam’s Food and Beverage Staff

Congratulations to the Food Service and Beverage staff who completed the Lifeboat Assistant assessment course in November 2010 on board ms Zaandam. Many thanks, Paul Adams Safety Officer ms Zaandam