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Indonesian Ambassador Visits Zaandam

Indonesian Ambassador Visits Zaandam

Special thanks to Zaandam’s Human Resources Manager Fauzi Daud for submitting this post. On August 26, the Ambassador of Indonesia Dr. Dino Patty Djalal and his family visited Zaandam. Upon arrival they were greeted by the Indonesian female crew in traditional attire. The meeting with the ship’s staff was done in the Crow’s Nest where…   read more of “Indonesian…”

Kudos to HAL for a Great Family Cruise Vacation

Kudos to HAL for a Great Family Cruise Vacation

Our family just got back from a Baltic cruise aboard Eurodam a few days ago. It was definitely a trip to remember! We were able to redeem the prize that my son David won in 2010. We were so pleasantly surprised to receive a VIP invitation to meet the captain, flower arrangements, champagne and sparkling…   read more of “Kudos to HAL for a…”

Beautiful Flowers Aboard Beautiful Volendam

Beautiful Flowers Aboard Beautiful Volendam

Special thanks to Rachel Moodie, HAL’s Internal Communications & Public Relations Manager, for sending in this post and great photos. As some of you may know, Volendam has a “garden theme.” Tasteful floral motifs can be found throughout the ship on curtains, chairs, walls and in paintings. Flowers can be found everywhere you look. My…   read more of “Beautiful Flowers…”

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

On August 16, 2012, the 67th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations kicked off with the flag hoisting ceremony on the bow of the ship while we were in Skagway, Alaska. The ship’s officers and crew members from Indonesia and other countries participated in this ceremony. The following day, Statendam’s staff helped out by volunteering to serve…   read more of “Statendam…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ice Fields

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ice Fields

Alaska is a state that is even more spectacular from the air than on foot (although it’s gorgeous from both views). We took a floatplane in Juneau and got a breathtaking view of the ice fields. It was magical. Astrid van de Ven Manager Onboard Marketing – Oosterdam Holland America Line