Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and Traveling Corporate Executive Chef John Mulvaney spent two days in the Holland America test kitchen this week working on new dishes to delight HAL guests. The two are putting the finishing touches on recipes for 12 new desserts and 25 new dishes that will be rolled out during the upcoming… read more of “Coming Soon! New…”
In order to enhance the Hawaiian experience for our guests, Hotel Director Cees Tesselaar chose and purchased material in Hawaii and the tailors on board the Zaandam made shirts for all the various departments. This pictures shows each department with their “own style” shirt.
Another HAL University graduation ceremony has been held with seven Maasdam leaders. Congratulations to you all! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
18th to 21st March Having departed Singapore, we set courses through the Malacca Straits once more and dealt with all that it entails. The lanes are still busy and one has to have one’s wits about you as we negotiate them. We needed 14 kts to make Port Malai, on the island of Langkawi, which… read more of “Captain’s…”
Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, sailed aboard Oosterdam throughout New Zealand and documented her experience with a series of cruise diaries. This particular post was inadvertently missed but too good not to use. Enjoy! Jan. 3, 2013 – At sea: Frieda’s come to visit. She’s made an appearance in… read more of “Cruise Diary: En…”
Below are some pictures from the international lunch held aboard the Zuiderdam on March 12 in Curacao. This was an event where cuisine from around the globe (particular focus on food geographically representative of our diverse workforce) was prepared for all crew members in general appreciation for continued dedication and hard work in making the… read more of “Crew Appreciation…”
Enjoy these two photos that I took while ashore in the Caribbean.
Thanks to Andrew Barker, first officer on Ryndam, for this post. Another group of lifeboat assistants celebrate their course graduation aboard the Ryndam on March 15, 2013. The group was taught by Third Officer Martyn James and myself.