Steve Simao, Holland America Line’s Western Division Sales Director, sent in this picture of Maasdam anchored off of Bar Harbor, Maine, which he took while on the the July 4 sailing. Maasdam is calling at Bar Harbor again today.
Maasdam’s crew purser, Gene, sent us this note and pictures from Indonesian election day. Last week Indonesian presidential elections were held here on board the Maasdam. The Playstation terminals were converted into election booths. Bambang Winarko, Indonesian Unit Chairman, coordinated the whole affair with assistance of Bambang Harisman, the Ship Ops clerk. By 5 p.m…. read more of “Maasdam’s…”
Aboard Maasdam I got back on board last June 27 in Boston. Here’s a picture of the Maasdam alongside in Charlottetown, taken last cruise on our way from Montreal to Boston. It was an absolute beautiful day. On August 25 the Maasdam will start her Mid Summer Dream Voyage, a 35-day voyage via Greenland and… read more of “Captain’s…”
Hallo HALblog readers. This is my second video of of the series of videos about the present HAL fleet and their predecessors. Part 2 of this series is MAASDAM. Enjoy greetings from the home port Rotterdam, Ben
Since such a large percentage of Holland America Line’s crew is Filipino, all of the ships celebrated Filipino Independence Day. Here are some more photos from the festivities. MAASDAM: From Crew Purser Greene: Filipino Independence Day for the Maasdam was a rainy day in Bar Harbor, Maine, hence the flag raising ceremony had to take… read more of “Filipino…”
Last summer Captain van Schoonhoven took some time out of his busy schedule to enjoy a gondola ride in Venice with his family. We received the photo after the Mediterranean season ended for HAL, so we held it for this summer. Today Oosterdam is calling at Venice and embarking guests for a 12-night Greece and… read more of “Postcard from…”
I have been remiss in sending my compliments to Holland America on the fine guest relations manager on the Maasdam, Christianne Bek. She went out of her way to correct a situation that started our cruise on a bad note. Our early dining reservations were fouled up through no fault of our own and Ms…. read more of “Kudos to…”
We received this nice note with photos from a guest who sailed aboard Maasdam. When I saw a picture of Captain Henk Draper on the Maasdam I started thinking of our cruise in November 2008. We had a great time with the four of us and we hope to be back on the Maasdam soon…. read more of “Photos from a…”