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Oosterdam Holds Supervisory Excellence Class

Oosterdam Holds Supervisory Excellence Class

During the month of June, I facilitated ‘Communicating as a Supervisor,’ one of the five classes in the Supervisory Excellence Program of HAL University. There were 12 attendees who were Petty Officers and supervisors from various departments on board. Offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hudson Room on board the Oosterdam, the…   read more of “Oosterdam Holds…”

Ryndam Postcards from Flam, Norway

Ryndam Postcards from Flam, Norway

Special thanks to Ryndam’s Anthony Papandrea for this great post and Human Resources Manager Ioana Cheregi for the amazing photos! The Ryndam’s Scandinavian season is coming to an end and we have enjoyed some of the best that Norway has to offer. One of the ports that is arguably the most beautiful is Flam. Whether…   read more of “Ryndam Postcards…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Tidewater Glaciers

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Tidewater Glaciers

Ranger Jeff Pietka specialty is the Tidewater Glaciers of Glacier Bay. How is a tidewater glacier different from other glaciers in the Park? Pietka says a tidewater glacier flows down the mountainside and ends in the sea “it’s like a river … of ice,” he says. The tidewater glaciers around the Bay are really shaping…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Devil’s Island

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Devil’s Island

The Veendam guests have an opportunity to take a walking tour of Ile Royale which takes approximately 2 hours. The islands used to be a prison and are famous from the movie the Papillion. While walking through the island, one can see the 1928 lighthouse, a helipad, and a modern radio/radar tracking station of the…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Eurodam Welcomes New Hires and Award Excellence

Eurodam Welcomes New Hires and Award Excellence

On July 3, the Eurodam staff officers hosted a reception in the Rembrandt Dining Room for recent service award recipients and newly embarked crew. Service award letters from Holland America Line President and CEO, Stein Kruse, were presented to celebrate one 20-year, one 15-year, and two 10-year anniversaries. Captain Jeroen van Donselaar and Hotel Manager…   read more of “Eurodam Welcomes…”

Video: Farewell New York

Dear Friends — My vision of departing New York sailing for the Atlantic to her home port Rotterdam. — Fred Claessen (Footage from shore was edited by Fred and taken by his good friend Ken.)

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Swimming with Sea Lions

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Swimming with Sea Lions

Here is a photo of me in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, swimming with the sea lions. An experience of a life time … I’ve been around the world many times but this was one of the best experiences of my life. Sea lions are amazing! Amy Kreft Human Resources Manager ms Oosterdam