Thanks to passengers Mary Beth and Roger Soper for sending us this picture from their Caribbean cruise aboard Maasdam. This was taken while we were in port at Martinique. What a beautiful 20-year old ship!
Here are photos of a sand castle we came across on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Seems like they are ready for the 2016 Olympics! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro resists all adjectives. Even if you get that absolute vista from the top of Corcovado… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
Guest Mary O’Donnell was on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Day 20 or so – 2/27/13 – Parintins & Alter do Chao I believe Holland America saved the best for last! Two delightful, small cities, with clean, well kept little homes,… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Another HAL University graduation ceremony has been held with seven Maasdam leaders. Congratulations to you all! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
I recently took these photos of Maasdam at St. Maarten in her final stretch of the 49-day Amazon & Carnaval Explorer voyage. — Steve J. Garrod of www.shipcafe.net.
Guest Mary O’Donnell was on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Tuesday 2/19/12 Fortaleza, Brazil This is a big city! Population about 3.5 million! Brazilian architectural style is impressive. They moved to central core support for high rises sometime in the 1930’s…. read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
After 36 years of service and 3,688 days at sea, Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen is retiring from Holland America Line and the Maasdam and Veendam ship staff, officers and crew wanted to wish him a happy retirement. Verlie Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.