In addition to presenting Captain Frans with an award of his own (made from the old propeller of the Beautiful and Elegant ms Statendam) at the Mariners Awards to a packed auditorium of five-star mariners and Staff Officers, Officers and Crew, we were able to have a surprise evening of drinks, food and merriment for… read more of “More Retirement…”
Enjoy these photos from Statendam’s visit to the Panama Canal.
“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…”
Have you ever wanted to swim with stingrays and sharks in the Pacific Ocean? Here on Bora Bora Island, Polynesia (self-claimed the best island in the world), we did just that during the Bora Bora Shark & Ray Encounter. Departing the pier in Vaitape, our guide and the captain dropped us on a shallow sand… read more of “Statendam Crew Swim…”
Aloha! During our call at Hilo, Hawaii some of the crew took the opportunity to take the Waterfall, Cave & Black Sand Cove tour. James, our tour guide, explained a little bit of Hawaii’s fascinating history along the spectacular wild beauty of coastal Hilo on our way to Rainbow Falls. Eleven of Statendam’s crew also… read more of “Waterfalls, Caves…”
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was a beautiful place to spend our leisure time. The day was a perfect mix of ecological discovery, natural beauty and spirited entertainment. We were greeted by Jaime, our tour leader for the Sea Lion Encounter tour, at the pier. Then a private catamaran sailed us to a private resort where sea… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
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…”
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.