Berlin S. Sarreal, demi chef de partie on Oosterdam, first joined Holland America Line in 1983 as a GPA SA on board Volendam. Soon after he was promoted to Sanitation, and for the next eight years also assisted in the kitchen. His keen interest in cooking was evident, and he soon was promoted to assistant… read more of “Berlin Sarreal…”
Gerald S. Bernhoft, director, national accounts for Holland America Line, shared this fun photo taken of Oosterdam and Carnival Pride together in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in December.
Zuiderdam will become the fifth HAL ship to use shore power, also called cold ironing, when it homeports in Vancouver, B.C., for the 2009 Alaska cruise season. Purchasing shore power — or local electricity — reduces fuel consumption and emissions, and Zuiderdam will join Oosterdam, Westerdam, Noordam and Amsterdam, which have employed shore power in… read more of “Zuiderdam to…”