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Introducing the DAM Quit Program

Introducing the DAM Quit Program

The DAM Quit program is focused on maximizing crew buddy support. It uses new technology such as laser acupuncture, as well as traditional smoking cessation aids, like the nicotine patch and lozenges, to curb the urge to smoke cigarettes. Custom tools were developed to assess the progress of each participant and to create a system…   read more of “Introducing the DAM…”

Black and White Done Right

Black and White Done Right

On the night of October 14th in Oosterdam‘s Vista Show Lounge, officers from the deck, engine and hotel departments danced with guests at the ‘Officers’ Black and White Ball.’ The guests and crew had a great time dancing through the night. Here are some snapshots from the dance floor. Crew pictured (clockwise): Jimmy Plug, 3rd…   read more of “Black and White…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Explorer’s Scrapbook:  Halong Bay, Vietnam

This dragon figurehead guided our authentic junk through Halong Bay, Vietnam. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager ms Noordam

Statendam Crew Relax at De Palm Island, Aruba

Statendam Crew Relax at De Palm Island, Aruba

It’s a common knowledge that beaches in the Caribbean are beautiful — sun, clear water and white sandy beaches are the tag line! About 30 Statendam crew members took a tour of De Palm Island during the ship’s call at Aruba. The crew tour began with a bus ride from the pier and then a…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Nieuw Amsterdam at Split, Croatia

Nieuw Amsterdam at Split, Croatia

Here’s a nice shot of the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, taken from inside the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia, on October 16, 2012. Enjoy – we sure did! – Cynthia Crawford

Zuiderdam’s Filipino Crew Members Rock the Vote

Zuiderdam’s Filipino Crew Members Rock the Vote

On October 2, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco conducted an overseas absentee voter (OAV) registration campaign aboard Zuiderdam while the ship was docked in the city. Forty-five Filipino crew members successfully registered during the ship’s port call. The team from the Philippine consulate was welcomed aboard by Human Resources Manager Myles Williams. Consul…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

140 Years Young: An Evening at Le Cirque

140 Years Young: An Evening at Le Cirque

Oct. 26, 2010: Holland America Line partners with the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant to offer “An Evening at Le Cirque” in the Pinnacle Grill. HAL’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin worked with Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Craig Hopson to re-create the legendary eatery’s whimsical ambiance and award-winning dining experience on board — from serving the amuse…   read more of “140 Years Young: An…”