On Nov. 4, 2012, Volendam donated some 19 boxes of pillows to a Mataram (Lombok) orphanage. This donation was kindly received by three representatives from the orphanage who were extremely thankful for the donation and said that they would be much appreciated by the children. Volendam plans to make more donations in Komodo Island when… read more of “Volendam Makes…”
Nov. 12, 1999: Volendam, HAL’s second “R” class ship, is christened by former professional tennis player Chris Evert, before setting sail on her first Australian cruise. The beautiful garden theme of Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship’s spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. Flowers can be found in abundance throughout… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
Enjoy this group photo from Volendam crew members’ bridge climb in Sydney, Australia. Drew Howell is Volendam’s human resources manager.
Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, HAL’s manager of international public relations, for this beautiful snapshot of Volendam’s first call of the season at Sydney, Australia. The ship departed October 21 for a 34-day Circumnavigation Voyage of Australia.
This morning at 02:44 A.M., ships time, 12:44 UTC, the ms Volendam crossed the equator sailing from Honolulu to Pago Pago. She is on her repositioning cruise from Alaska to Australia. After arriving at Sydney from her crossing on the October 21, she will start the circumnavigation of Australia. Presently she is the only ship… read more of “Captain’s…”
Thanks to HAL guests Ken and Janiece Spencer for sending in this note and photos from their Alaska cruise on Volendam. We had an incredible time both on board Volendam and on the land tour of Alaska. Our first cruise was a lifetime memory maker! The deluxe Veranda suite was wonderful and the personnel were… read more of “First Cruise Leaves…”
Enjoy these “Best Fall Cruise Photos” from HAL Facebook fan Sonya Lang. Here is a photo of Glacier Bay, taken from the Volendam. We could see the early fall colors during the week of September 5 -12. They were so beautiful! Your staff is the best! I also included a picture of a crew member… read more of “Facebook Fan Shares…”
Rachel Moodie recently sailed on Volendam and sent in some great posts. Enjoy this one about her experience at the Pinnacle Grill. Thank you to Andrew, manager of the Pinnacle Grill, and his terrific staff for the gracious, outstanding service. Dinning at the Pinnacle Grill aboard Volendam was quite a treat for us. To celebrate… read more of “Kudos to…”