On May 2 ms Statendam made its inaugural call at Avalon, Catalina Island. To celebrate this occasion, a plaque exchange took place on board. Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen and Hotel Manager Theo Haanen met with Sue Rikalo, Mayor Pro Tem of Avalon; David Creigh, director of cruise development for Avalon, and Donna Harris, marketing director of Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. After meeting with the captain and hotel manager, our visitors received a ship tour before they disembarked.
Jamie van der Loo is the crew purser aboard Statendam.