Travel writer Sherry Laskin sailed aboard Maasdam from June 2-10 to Canada/New England and documented the experience on her site, Cruise Maven. Here is her third entry. To read the full post, click HERE. When we departed from Bar Harbor, it was still raining and very windy, with rough seas. By the time we docked… read more of “Spend a Day in…”
When Maasdam called at Bergen, Norway, our soccer team participated in the ‘Bergen Cruise Ships Championship.’ Maasdam’s soccer team played against the Boudicca soccer team (Fred Olsen Line) and Maasdam won the game with a score of 10-5! Congrats to everyone on the winning team – Holland America Line is proud of you! Jaime de… read more of “Maasdam Soccer Team…”
Travel writer Sherry Laskin sailed aboard Maasdam from June 2-10 to Canada/New England and documented the experience on her site, Cruise Maven. Here is her first entry. To read the full post, click HERE. The Maasdam was the only ship at ‘Cruiseport Boston’, quite a difference from the dreaded weekend traffic jams at the Port… read more of “Cruise…”
Every other week in Halifax, Maasdam’s crew gets together for a friendly soccer game. The team has not been lucky enough to have an opponent the last few times, but this gave them an opportunity to train for the upcoming tournament in Bergen. On July 29, Maasdam will call at Bergen and will participate in… read more of “Maasdam Crew Takes…”
In July another 44 petty officers and officers completed their Supervisory Excellence or Leadership Academy program from HAL University. We had a get-together in the MIX Bar, where everyone could enjoy a piece of special made cake and a cup of tea or coffee. Afterwards we went to the Atrium and had some good group… read more of “Maasdam Celebrates…”
With Maasdam’s large crew change coming up in Boston, many of the housekeeping staff will be disembarking. Chief housekeeper Gilbert Alva and his team therefore decided this would be the perfect opportunity to have a family makan with the whole housekeeping team. Not only did everyone enjoy a great dinner, but they also got to… read more of “A Night of Bonding…”
Travel writer Sherry Laskin of Cruise Maven sailed aboard Maasdam from June 2-10 to Canada/New England as an invited guest at the Canada New England Cruise Symposium in Montreal and Quebec. Here is an excerpt of the article she wrote about HAL’s new Master Chef’s International Dinner. Holland America Line is definitely creative when it… read more of “Introducing the…”
As part of the celebration for Filipino Independence Day, Maasdam’s Filipino community organized a Maasdam Idol competition in the Show Lounge. Many participated, but there could only be one winner: Melanie Rose Valderama Corpuz, one of our beverage attendants. The audience had a great time and enjoyed all performances.