On November 8, crew from the Maasdam enjoyed a Sail and Snorkel excursion at St. John’s, Antigua. Brandi Johnson is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
Trafalgar Night Dinners are a long standing naval tradition. They are held every year in honor of Lord Nelson, and this tradition celebrates his victory over the French and Spanish fleets off the coast of Cadiz in 1803. Verlie Nelson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
While in Australia, Volendam crew members donated over $1,000 to UNICEF Australia, an organization that provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more in over 150 countries. Special thanks to the passengers, staff and crew members on board Volendam for their charitable donation to such a great cause!
Here are a few photos of our Veteran’s Remembrance Day service today at sea. The last post was played on the trumpet.
The reason many people travel to Patagonia is to see the penguins. Today I was off the Veendam and on a catamaran to Magdalena Island where about 170,000 penguins live for the Off the Beaten Track: Magdalena Penguin Reserve excursion. It’s about an hour and a half ride from Punta Arenas to the island but… read more of “‘Chilling̵…”
Mama Lou is one of Ryndam’s favorite guests and has been traveling with us for many years. In October we were lucky enough to offer her a huge teddy bear and don it in a coverall that we all signed. Mama Lou asked the crew of the Ryndam to name this new member of our… read more of “Mama Lou’s…”
Our lovely ms Maasdam versus Royal Caribbean’s giant Oasis of the Seas. It was quite a sight! Brandi Johnson is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
Recently on board Zaandam, Assistant Dining Room Manager Ichim Constantin saved a guest’s life. On a beautiful evening at sea, Ms. Carla Kernzel was having dinner in the Rotterdam Dining Room. Suddenly she choked. Her luck was that our brave officer was close to her table and was able to perform the Heimlich maneuver and… read more of “Another Life Saved…”