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Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

“Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish!” Thousands of voices chanted from Statendam’s pool deck. On December 16, as we crossed the equator, it was time for our traditional ceremony where King Neptune and his Queen judge the pollywog’s fate. There were 25 pollywogs, all of them crew members who had never crossed…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

On August 16, 2012, the 67th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations kicked off with the flag hoisting ceremony on the bow of the ship while we were in Skagway, Alaska. The ship’s officers and crew members from Indonesia and other countries participated in this ceremony. The following day, Statendam’s staff helped out by volunteering to serve…   read more of “Statendam…”

Time for a Friendly Match

Time for a Friendly Match

Every two weeks during the Alaska season, Statendam plays against the Oosterdam soccer team in Juneau. It’s not about who wins the games, it’s all about friendship. Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat is Statendam’s human resources clerk.