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Zuiderdam’s King of Ping Pong

Zuiderdam’s King of Ping Pong

Meet Zuiderdam’s ping pong champion, assistant cook Noel Abayan. Noel received $50 for winning Zuiderdam’s ping pong tournament! He was one of eight crew 
members who participated in the event. Congratulations, Noel!! Joe Reina is Zuiderdam’s human resources manager.

Oosterdam Guest Relations Attendents’ New Look

Oosterdam Guest Relations Attendents’ New Look

The ms Oosterdam guest relations attendants put on their new uniform with pride. The new look added confidence and empowerment to the team who recently attended the enhanced customer service verbiage training conducted by our Corporate Guest Relations Trainer Sissel Bergersen.

The Great Wonders of the Amazon

The Great Wonders of the Amazon

The Amazon Experience! Prinsendam recently called at Santarem. Located at the joining of the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers, it is a popular location for tourists seeking adventure in Amazonia. Here are a few photo’s for your enjoyment.

iPhone iBlog: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

iPhone iBlog: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Here are some Veendam photos [taken from my iPhone] in Port Staney, Falkland Islands. The weather changed about four times within two hours, including snow and hail! Crazy place. This was a great hike, though.

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Superbowl Photos!

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Superbowl Photos!

Just a reminder to send in your photos of you with one of Master Chef Rudi’s eligible Superbowl dishes. A random winner will be selected to receive a copy of “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook. Deadline to send the photos to info@hollandamericablog.com is Feb. 9. Thanks to those who sent in their photos already!

Rotterdam Officers Participate in Seafarers Training

Rotterdam Officers Participate in Seafarers Training

In order to keep improving our teaching standards for our fellow crew members, we (4th, 3rd and 2nd deck officers) were sent to a week-long training with the main purpose of improving our teaching skills in accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for seafarers. We were the first of two groups….   read more of “Rotterdam Officers…”

Fun Times Rolling on Ryndam

Fun Times Rolling on Ryndam

The ms Ryndam crew work hard helping our guests and providing great service but sometimes it is nice to make the ship our home. The month of January brought lots of fun, from the ”Uniform Swap” themed nights to celebrating our 700th voyage crew party (Traffic Light/Red Light District theme), Guitar Hero in the afternoons…   read more of “Fun Times Rolling…”