The flagship ms Rotterdam recently stayed overnight in Israel. What a perfect opportunity to create a once in a lifetime experience for many of the officers and crew. This experience arrived with an amazing crew tour organized by our human resources manager of the Holy Land. Our day started with a great surprise as there were lunch boxes made for the crew, ready for the take, compliments of our hotel manager, Francois Birarda. After a bus ride we arrived in the holy land via the Judean Desert and from there we proceeded to the Mount of Olives guarded by the ever-famous gethsemani camel. After fabulous sightseeing of the city and the cemetery we made our way to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall). After a few dedications and paying our respect, we moved towards the Golden Menorah, from there and through the city of old we arrived at the Holy Sepulchure, where one cannot feel other than a humbling experience. Nevertheless a great time was had by all and a group picture complements of our ontroller Yono Sudarto sealed our great experience.
Hans Becker is Rotterdam’s beverage manager.