Here are some more of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Julie Boudoux for taking such amazing… read more of “Captain…”
Here are some of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Boudoux for taking such great photos of… read more of “Captain…”
And now, the end is here And so I face the final courses My friends, I’ll say it clear I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain I’ve lived a life at sea and that’s now full I traveled each and every high sea Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to… read more of “Captain’s…”
Our Facebook fans sent us photos of their on-board celebrations. We received some great images! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Jim and I celebrated our joint retirement on board the ms Statendam in November/December 2012 by cruising through the Panama Canal and then off to the Hawaiian and French Polynesian Islands. A… read more of “Celebrating Special…”
Officers, staff and crew all over the ship say goodbye to Captain Frans…
In addition to presenting Captain Frans with an award of his own (made from the old propeller of the Beautiful and Elegant ms Statendam) at the Mariners Awards to a packed auditorium of five-star mariners and Staff Officers, Officers and Crew, we were able to have a surprise evening of drinks, food and merriment for… read more of “More Retirement…”
After 36 years of service and 3,688 days at sea, Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen is retiring from Holland America Line and the Maasdam and Veendam ship staff, officers and crew wanted to wish him a happy retirement. Verlie Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.
Statendam Assistant Stage Manager Alexander Casareno recently celebrated 30 years with HAL! A service award ceremony was held to commemorate this special occasion and present him with his award. Below is a fun Q & A with Alexander. Congratulations! Q & A: Where are you from? Northern part of the Philippines, provinces of Isabella. Family?… read more of “Celebrating a…”