October 20, 1978, Holland America Line was lucky enough to attract and hire Mr. Frans Karel Consen as a 2nd Officer (Navigation). In December 1993 he took the helm as Captain Frans Karel Consen for the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was that same year and on that ship where he met his lovely wife Karen Michele,… read more of “Saying Goodbye to…”
Congratulations to Statendam‘s Service Award recipients for the month of January. Crew Officer Ivan Suhendro and Beverage Attendant Antonio Corteza reached their 10-year career milestone with HAL this month. Great job! Photo taken by Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat. Verlie Michelle Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.
Enjoy these photos from Statendam’s visit to the Panama Canal.
Last month, Statendam hosted a grand buffet. Our guests were treated to a wonderful display of food and were delighted to find that it tasted just as good as it looked. Many of our guests appeared to be more than satisfied with the event, which took the food production team and dining room staff several… read more of “Statendam’s…”
January 25, 1993: Statendam V enters service and that summer sails HAL’s first European cruise season in approximately 20 years. Exhibiting a theme of historical Dutch life and exploration, Statendam features more than $2 million worth of art and rare artifacts displayed throughout the ship. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
Special thanks to HAL guests and blog contributors Sharon and Al Johnson for sharing with us these photos of Statendam from their visit to the Port of San Diego. Recently we were in San Diego and discovered that the Statendam was due to be at the San Diego cruise dock on Friday, December 21st. We… read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”
Thanks to Statendam’s Safety Officer Dirk van Aarsen for sending in these photos from the ship’s drydock that is underway in the Bahamas. Here is Statendam with the first primer coating before the blue comes back on:
Statendam will be in drydock for two weeks while it gets a fresh new coat of paint! Here are some photos I took while visiting the ship: