On April 26 on board the Rotterdam we held “The Pink Panther” theme, which included a ball in the Queen’s Lounge and the dining room also was decorated with the theme in pink color. The crew was dressed in pink and black vests, and some entertainment staff wore their pink cat outfits. It was a… read more of “Rotterdam’s…”
Sometimes the pace of our cruise is such that we hardly catch our breath and it’s time again for a new destination. While we had several days at sea between the lovely Seychelles and Mombasa, Kenya, time on board just flew by. We were in some now-infamous waters during some challenging times. During our time… read more of “On Safari in…”
Whenever we — and we suspect others as well — set out to a warm-water, previously unknown island destination, in our mind’s eye we envision designer sand and smiling, beautiful local faces greeting us in a perfectly clean yet interestingly lived-in town. We’ve been setting out on these kinds of journeys for many years, and… read more of “Postcards from the…”
Anthony Garofalo is a crew purser for Holland America Line. The crew purser is the on-board representative of the Seagoing Human Resources Department. Among other things, the crew purser is ultimately responsible for the general welfare and on-board life of the crew on each Holland America ship. At the age of 9 Anthony went on… read more of “Meet Crew Purser…”
Yesterday we were at Maputo, Mozambique. It’s our maiden call there, and most of the crew and guests were at the downtown area. We enjoyed the city and surprisingly it was a nice call. The city was better than we were expected. Nice people and also a beautiful city. Komang, right, with Yan Yan, a… read more of “Postcards from…”
On Grand World Voyages, the dining team does theme nights. Monday night we had a “Casino Royale” theme for dinner and decorated the dining room and atrium with playing cards and giant dice. The entrance to the dining room.
We were at sea and celebrated Easter with a Grand Show Buffet in the Dining Room Lower level during this Grand World Voyage. Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without some Easter bunnies. The Rotterdam dinning room team really got into the mood of the holiday. Komang Sumartha is Rotterdam’s assistant dining manager.
Rotterdam’s Chief Electrician Koos Fockens sent in these beautiful photos from when the ship called at the Seychelle Islands. Recently the ms Rotterdam called at the port of Victoria in the Seychelles as part of her 2009 Grand World Voyage. During this call, many guests and crew enjoyed the beautiful beaches that these islands have… read more of “Postcards from the…”