Here are some pictures from Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu’s retirement get-together. Frans worked with Holland America Line for almost 30 years and was a very popular and appreciated presence on board. The Veendam crew will miss having “Om Frans” (Uncle Frans) onboard and wish him all the best for his retirement years.
On Oct. 5, the Statendam made a call at Corinto, Nicaragua, where our adopted school, Ruben Dario, is located. During past port calls here we have invited groups of children and teachers from the school over for lunch a few times before. This past May, we also handed over a large number of donations such… read more of “More Photos from…”
Here is a great photo of a group of recent HAL University graduates on the Statendam with beautiful and rainy Ketchikan in the background. Hanna Eklof is Statendam’s human resources manager.
Controller Yono Sudarto was lucky enough to catch the glacier in Glacier Bay calving today, not once but three times! The guest were really excited to witness this majestic display of nature, a highlight of their cruise for sure! (scroll down to see all of the photos in sequence.)
Here is a photo of the Volendam soccer team lining up before playing a game in Lautoka, Fiji, last month. The extreme heat and humidity did not hamper their love of the “beautiful game.” Our culinary team headed by Culinary Operations Manager Marc Spijkerboer and Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Joko Prasetiyo sourced new soccer uniforms… read more of “Volendam Crew Sport…”
Volendam off-loaded donations in Port Vila, Vanuatu, during our last call there in January. Seven boxes of clothes donated by crew and books from the crew library went to a local school and a number of cambros used for storing food and drinks were donated to the local Red Cross with the hope that they… read more of “Volendam Makes…”
Here is a HAL University graduation photo of the officer’s of Volendam’s studious and hard-working engine department who went through the five modules of the Leadership Academy during our Pacific crossing in September 2011. The photo was taken in the engine room on one of the ship’s engines. Congrats to the new graduates! Hanna Eklof… read more of “Volendam Engine…”
Best wishes to our newlyweds on board the Volendam: Culinary Operations Manager Csaba Desvari and Guest Relations Supervisor Anita “Ching” Elevado who met on board seven-and-a-half years ago and finally decided to tie the knot in the Ketchikan City Hall on September 5. Csaba and Ching went ashore and thought that they could get married… read more of “Wedding Bells Ring…”