On Maasdam’s 49-day Amazon cruise, we were fortunate enough to cross the equator on February 2. This naturally called for a King Neptune Ceremony. We found a number of lucky crew members, who had never crossed the equator before and invited them to the ceremony. We were also able to introduce our youngest “crew member,”… read more of “Newbie Crew Members…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their HAL photos from Canada & New England to be in the running for the line’s “Fans’ First” Facebook Page Cover Photo on March 1st. Here are some of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing! Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. –… read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”
During Maasdam’s call at Ilhabela, Brazil, Mr. Antonio Colluci, the mayor of the island, came aboard for an official plaque exchange ceremony. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
HAL University is still going strong. By now most of our leaders and supervisors had completed the program, but Maasdam had a few people who had yet to attend. With this graduating class we now have all completed the Leadership Academy program! Congratulations leaders and keep up the good work!
Here is Maasdam‘s Nautical/Deck Department minus the (officer of the watch) on the bow.
On January 10, Maasdam held a service award ceremony for our loyal team members to celebrate their milestones with Holland America Line. Congratulations to all for reaching such impressive milestones and we wish you many, many more. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam human resources manager.
Maasdam held a Service Award celebration to honor our loyal crew members who have been with Holland America Line for 10 years and more. Captain Smit handed out the service award pins to the following crew members: 10 years of service: Chrismart Dwicayadi Notoadi, restaurant steward; I Gst Ngr Alit Trisna, restaurant steward; Bambang Nurcahyo,… read more of “Maasdam Awards Crew…”
Dec. 3, 1993: Maasdam is christened at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., by actress June Allyson before setting sail on her first Caribbean cruise. Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, Maasdam is the fifth HAL ship to bear the name. Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East… read more of “140 Years Young:…”