In 2014 the Panama Canal will mark a huge milestone – the 100th Anniversary of it’s completion. To commemorate the occasion, six Holland America Line ships will sail 12 full transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season. Ranging in length from 14 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options… read more of “Celebrating the…”
Statendam‘s Future Cruise Consultant Jeanni Prescan sent in this great post about the heroic rescue that the ship performed last week in Alaska. It’s always our goal to provide the best service possible, whether it’s for our own guests or unexpected ones. Kudos to the staff of Statendam for coming to the rescue and making… read more of “Statendam to the…”
Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to email@example.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer… read more of “Cheers to…”
Special thanks to Steve J. Garrod, webmaster for www.shipcafe.net, for sending in these beautiful photos of Statendam‘s sailaway from Vancouver. For Statendam’s sail away from Vancouver, BC on 14 July, 2013, I scaled the Lion’s Gate Bridge to get a bird’s eye view of her departure. She was seen peacefully docked at Canada Place before… read more of “A Lion’s Gate…”
Here are some great photos that were taken while Statendam was docked in Alaska, as we recognized the Philippine’s Independence day. We celebrated with a flag raising ceremony and a fun game of tug of war!
Special thanks to Statendam’s techspert Ricah who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. Techspert Ricah here on the beautiful and elegant ms Statendam. With its epic size and scale Alaska is a great subject for taking beautiful pictures. That being said, guests frequently have to deal with changing weather and rain. Today I thought… read more of “Digital Workshop:…”
Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap… read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”
Recently ms Zaandam and ms Statendam met in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This gave me the opportunity to meet and share experiences and ideas from the new On Location* program Mexico with Alphonse, Statendam’s beverage manager. The ideas, laughter and camaraderie flowed through the short time we were together as we had to return to… read more of “Two Beverage…”