Here are some pictures from the housekeeping party that took place last week. Everyone was invited to attend and have fun.
There are various events organized for Maasdam crew and one of the highlights this month was a wine tasting, set in the lower level dining room and accompanied by a delicious cheese platter. The participants were able to learn some curious facts about wine making and taste various wines including Domain Ste Michel Brut, Woodbridge… read more of “Maasdam Crew Enjoy…”
On June 17 a festive luncheon was organized in honour of 24 new hires who embarked Maasdam in May and June, as well as 10 service awardees who received their 5, 10, 15, 20 and even 25 years of service recognition lapel pins. A special chocolate cake was prepared for Ronnie Balbalosa, assistant beverage manager,… read more of “A Lot to Celebrate…”
One of my favourite ports on the Canada/New England run is Bar Harbor. It is a picturesque place which used to be a resort for the famous and the wealthy. One can enjoy delicious lobsters served in every restaurant in town and blueberry added into all kinds of tasty items – ice cream, muffins, tea,… read more of “Maasdam Visits Bar…”
From June 12-19, Maasdam celebrated the 112th Philippine Independence Day. The festivities started with a flag raising ceremony and a sumptuous dinner, followed by a tug of war competition and of course, a crew party. During the month of May, various games and tournaments were held. Awards were given to the winners during the crew… read more of “Maasdam Celebrates…”
Today was a special day for Maasdam crew members. While docked at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), television sets — large and small — were off-loaded and donated to local charities in the region. The TV sets were donated as part of Holland America Lines ‘s Ship to Shelter Program, an innovative community charitable program… read more of “Maasdam Donates…”
HAL guest Sade Krind submitted this note and photos from Canaletto’s grand opening on Maasdam. During Maasdam’s 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise from April 30 to May 14, the Lido manager, contractors, staff, and crew were busily preparing for the grand opening of HAL’s newest Canaletto Restaurant — moving furniture, laying carpet, cleaning and decorating. After… read more of “Maasdam Crew…”
While at port in Oranjested, Aruba, Maasdam and Noordam crew members decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and face-off in a game of basketball. From the first jump-ball and through all the technical and personal fouls called, the score went back and forth between these two sister ships. Tensions were high and the… read more of “Noordam v. Maasdam…”