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Zaandam’s 500th Voyage Celebrations

This voyage has been a very special one for ms Zaandam. Not only are we wrapping up an amazing and memorable Asia season, but we are also celebrating our 500th voyage!

ZADM group photo

During our call at Sanya, China the crew flocked to the bow where they smiled and cheered for the camera in their Voyage 500 t-shirts.

Crew activities were planned to show gratitude to the crew for a job well done, and also to celebrate this milestone for the vessel. We started with an evening barbeque, where everyone enjoyed a nice meal together on the bow as the sun set over Laem Chabang, Thailand. Each crew member received a special edition “Voyage 500” t-shirt which was designed by previous human resources manager, Anthony, and human resources clerk, Fikar.

barbecue chefs

barbeque

crew at barbeque

barbeque

crew barbeque

Crew receiving t-shirts

As the Zaandam sailed from Phu My, Vietnam, we held an a very festive Asian-themed costume party in the Crow’s Nest. Our soiree was complete with an all-crew raffle, costume contest and performances by our very own Gen and HAL Cats. Party favors included an authentic Vietnamese leaf hat along with a nice pair of chopsticks. The ladies put the sticks in their hair as accessories, while the guys wore their hats around proudly all night.

Asian-themed crew party

Asian-themed crew party

Asian-themed crew party

Asian-themed crew party

Asian-themed crew party

Three activities in three different countries wrapped up our celebration. The result is a reflection on the achievements we have had so far and an eye on the next horizon. Who knows what the future will bring from Zaandam but here’s to our next 500 voyages!

Brandi E. Johnson is Zaandam’s human resources manager.

1 Comment
  • Tien-Lun Yao

    We were guests from March 18 to April 1 with calls in Sanya and Phu My. Was this cruise the 500th sailing of ZAANDAM?

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