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Maasdam Honors Exemplary Service

Maasdam Honors Exemplary Service

Congratulations to the employees in this photo who have a combined 139 years of service with Holland America Line. Brandi E. Johnson is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Scenes from Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Scenes from Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Nieuw Amsterdam visited Jan. 26. Here are some shots of the colors and scenes walking through town on front and back streets during the late afternoon. The main town is a 5-minute water taxi ride ($6 roundtrip) from the cruise terminal. It can be walked in about 15 or 20 minutes, too. Sandy beaches along…   read more of “Scenes from…”

Merabella’s Grand Opening on Zaandam

Merabella’s Grand Opening on Zaandam

The grand opening of the brand new Merabella Boutique went well. I had great support from the shop manager and staff who helped to make all the arrangements.  We had about 60-70 people in attendance and we arranged chocolate, champagne and we decorated Merabella with lots of balloons. During the grand opening I invited all…   read more of “Merabella’s…”

Maasdam Postcard from Costa Maya, Mexico

Maasdam Postcard from Costa Maya, Mexico

Special thanks to Massdam’s Chief Electrical Officer Don Macleod for sending us this beautiful photo taken by his daughter Danielle. I thought you might like to include this superb photo my daughter Danielle Macleod (age 17) took of a dolphin jumping out of the water (with the Maasdam in the background) at Costa Maya, Mexico,…   read more of “Maasdam Postcard…”

Amsterdam Crew Explores Easter Island

Amsterdam Crew Explores Easter Island

Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Casino Slot Manager Ian Molyneux and Casino Host Kiwi Grace for sending us this blog post and more photos from Easter Island. These photos are from the Mystical Moai Statues and Highlights excursion in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile. During the Grand World Voyage, the Amsterdam took four sea days to…   read more of “Amsterdam Crew…”

Maasdam Crew Goes River Tubing in Dominica

Maasdam Crew Goes River Tubing in Dominica

A group of 63 Maasdam crew members took part in the exciting Layou Gorge River Tubing tour in Roseau, Dominica, on January 22, 2011. There were crew members from every department present and we had a fabulous time exploring one of our ports of call in a way that most people never get the chance…   read more of “Maasdam Crew Goes…”

A Grand Welcome for Eurodam

A Grand Welcome for Eurodam

Although the Eurodam is not the newest ship anymore and even though she is already around for more than two years, since she sailed “out of the ordinary” itineraries during the Holidays and during the Blues Charter, the Eurodam visited ports she has not been to yet in her short existence. On our Western Caribbean…   read more of “A Grand Welcome for…”