Ship staff went all out in preparing the Appreciation Gala evening in honor of HAL Mariner cruisers. The Mariners appreciated the opportunity to meet HAL’s President and CEO Stein Kruse in person during the event.
A presentation of employee service awards celebrated a cumulative 276 years of service by a distinguished and dedicated group of crew members.
Stein Kruse (far left) presented awards to (from left) Beverage Manager Wilfredo Tubog, 25 years; Quatermaster Muhamad Hedi Bin Resini, 31 years; Baker Jaime Sanchez, 33 years; Executive Chef Bernie Rius, 33 years; Purser Peter Wallis, 33 years; Boatswain Aris Sulistyawan, 38 years; and 1st Engineer Joseph Pont, 38 years.
A very special congratulations and gift was given to Chief Engineer Jan Johannes Bloks in honor of 45 years of service with Holland America Line.