On June 12 the Nieuw Amsterdam’s crew made the transition from hotels and apartments to the ship where many of the crew will live for the next couple of months during their assignments.
The crew started arriving to the ship at 8:45a.m., with the first group being the loading team. Many of the loading team has been in Venice for as much as two months prior to the move on board the ship. Over the next two weeks some 700 crew members will join the Nieuw Amsterdam prior to the first sailing on July 4.
Loading team members posing after getting off the bus at the Fincantieri shipyard in Venice.
Excited crew members arriving at the shipyard read to move onboard their new home.
Sheldon James is HAL’s traveling human resources manager