Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note and photos from the center’s Christmas party. Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. ms Nieuw Jakarta’s Crew Activity and PEP committee recently hosted the end of year Christmas party at msNJ. ms Nieuw Jakarta’s Lido restaurant was turned into… read more of “Winter Wonderland…”
Julie Berndsen is Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
Here are more photos from yesterday’s Culinary Council event aboard Noordam. The chefs toured the ship and took the time to chat with crew members in the galley and on the Bridge.
During Oosterdam’s New Year’s cruise, the ship called at Mazatlan, where Mr. and Mrs. Lanterman invited 40 crew members on an afternoon shore excursion to Stone Island. The day was filled with all sorts of outdoor activities such as parasailing, banana boat riding, ATV adventures and a wonderful beach lunch. The crew had a fun-filled… read more of “An Afternoon with…”
Here are photos of Amsterdam in a recent drydock. Julie Berndsen is Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
During our New Year’s cruise, President and CEO Mr. Stein Kruse sailed with his family on board with us. The second day of the cruise we organized a officers get-together in the Silk Den to give all of the officers on board the opportunity to meet and greet Mr. Kruse and his family. During the… read more of “HAL CEO Visits…”
We just returned from an event of the new Culinary Council created by Holland America Line with five celebrity chefs and HAL’s Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin on board Noordam at Port Everglades. We had more than 20 journalists on board for lunch and one wrote to say the event was a “smashing success.” We won’t… read more of “Culinary Council…”
Here are some pictures of the Veendam crew enjoying Antarctica’s spectacular scenery. Thanks to Jocar Galano, 3rd Engineer on Veendam, for sending in these pictures.