Current Captains and Their Schedules

Under this subdirectory you will find a series of biographies of current HAL captains and their schedules.

I have also listed below the current and future assignments.

Please note this dates and assignments are subject to “extremely” much change, dates will vary as captains have to attend many more training classes than was usual in the past and those trainings are sometimes assigned at the last minute when space is available at the training centres. As a result there are gaps “Captain TBA” which will be filled when training courses have been sorted out.

Last Updated: 12 October 2018

Amsterdam:

Captain Jonathan Mercer 22 January 2018 – 16 May 2019

Captain TBA 16 May 2019 –

Eurodam:

Captain John Scott  29 September 2018 – 09 December 2018

Captain Eric Barhorst 09 December – 09 March 2019

Koningsdam:

Captain Noel O’Driscoll 19 Aug 2018 – 21 November 208

Captain Werner Timmers 21 November 2018 – 02 February 2018

Captain Darren Bowland 02 February 2019 –  20 April 2019

Captain Werner Timmers 20 April 2019 – 07 July 2019

Captain Darren Bowland 07 July 2019 – 24 September 2019

Maasdam:

Captain Ryan Whitaker 15 October –  21 December 2018

Captain Arno Jutten 21 December 2018 – 28 March 2019

Captain Ryan Whitaker 28 March 2019 – 09 July 2019

Captain Arno Jutten 09 July 2019 – 07 October 2019

Nieuw Amsterdam:

Captain Jeroen van Donselaar 01 September 2018 – 25 November 2018

Captain Edward van Zaane 25 November – 03 March 2019

Captain  Jeroen van Donselaar 03 March 2019 – 01 June 2019

Captain Edward van Zaane  01 June 2019 – 1 August 2019

Captain  Jeroen van Donselaar 01 Augustus 2019 – 30 November 2019

Nieuw Statendam:

Captain Sybe de Boer  29 October 2018 – 07 February 2019

Captain Noel O’Driscoll  07 February 2019 – 14 April 2019

Captain Sybe de Boer  14 April 2019 – 07 July 2019

Captain Noel O’Driscoll   07 July 2019 – 07 September 2019

Noordam:

Captain Henk Draper 10 October 2018 – 04 January 2019

Captain TBA 04 January 2019 –

Oosterdam:

Captain Robert Jan Kan 05 June 2018 – 12 September 2018

Captain Michiel Willems 12 September 2018 – 08 December 2018

Captain Rens van Eersten 08 December 2018 – 09 March 2019

Captain Michiel Willems 09 March 2018 – 09 June 2019

Prinsendam:

Captain Dag Dvergastein 30 September 2018 – 04 January 2019

Captain Robert Schuchmann 04 January 2019 – 12 april 2019

Captain Dag Dvergastein  12 April 2019 – 20 May 2019

Captain Robert Schuchmann  20 May 2019 for hand over to Phoenix Reisen

Rotterdam:

Captain Bas van Dreumel 30 September 208 – 16 December 2018

Captain Pieter Bant 16 December 2018 – 10 March 2019

Captain Bas van Dreumel 10 March 2019 – 08 June 2019

Captain Pieter Bant 08 june 2019 – 07 September 2019

Veendam:

Captain Steven Macbeath 04 Augustus – 09 November 2018

Captain Colm Ryan 09 November 2018 – 05 February 2019

Captain Steven Macbeath 05 February 2019 – 05 May 2019

Captain Colm Ryan 05 May – 07 August 2019

Captain Steven Macbeath 07 August 2019 – 05 October 2019

Volendam:

Captain Frank van der Hoeven 01 Augustus 2018 – 03 November 2018

Captain Chris Turner 03 November 2018 – 18 January 2019

Captain Frank van der Hoeven 18 January 20189 – 19 March 2019

Captain Friso Kramer 19 March 2019 –  19 June 2019

Captain Frank van der Hoeven 19 June – 28 August 2019

Captain Friso Kramer 28 August 2019 – 20 November 2019

Westerdam:

Captain Mark Rowden 10 September 2018 – 27 November 2018

Captain Vincent Smit 27 November 2018 – 01 March 2019

Captain Mark Rowden 01 March 2019 – 02 June 2019

Captain Vincent Smit 02 June 2019 – 08 September 2019

Zaandam:

Captain Friso Kramer 27 Augustus 2018 – 18 October 2018

Captain Ane Smit 18 October 2018 – 12 December 2018

Captain Chris Norman 12 December 2018 – 22 February 2019

Captain Ane Smit 22 February 2019 – 25 May 2019

Captain Chris Norman 25 May 2019 – 23 August 2019

Captain Ane Smit 23 August 2019 – 22 November 2019

Zuiderdam:

Captain Wouter van Hoogdalem 13 October 2018 – 16 December 2018

Captain Bart Vaartjes 16 December 2018 – 20 March 2019

Other Captains, not assigned to specific ships in the HAL Fleet:

Captain Hans Mateboer and Captain Pieter van Maurik have retired from the fleet and are now involved with Training and Development which includes stints at our Training Centre in Almere.

Captain Tim Roberts and Captain Joost Eldering have currently assignments with Seabourn.

Captain Marco Carsjens is currently not on the fleet but is making (new) port assessments for the company. This means evaluating new ports for successful inclusion in future cruises, or changes made to current ports.

Captain Emiel de Vries and Captain Jeroen Baijens are on ships visits as Fleet Captains for Navigational Quality Assurance.

Captain Robert Jan Kan and Captain Rens van Eersten are partime on the ships and partime at our training Centre in Almere.

Seattle Office:

Captain Rik Krombeen,  Sr. Director Nautical Operations

Captain Jochem Bakker, Deputy Director Nautical Operations

Captain  Jethro Beck,  Deputy Director Nautical Operations

On Board Team Support Program;

Captain Albert Schoonderbeek, Fleet Master. I am everywhere and anywhere so please see my home page for the latest assignments and travel plans.

 

 

Current Captains and Their Schedules