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…”
On August 29, Volendam donated approximately $200 in Canadian coins to British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Below is a picture of myself handing over the jar to Krishna, a YVR agent. The coins were accrued in a collection box where crew members contribute their change when they return from shopping. Peter Bos is Volendam’s… read more of “Captain’s…”
On August 25th, Volendam’s crew welcomed aboard Katherine Mosley, President and Founder of the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter for Skagway and Hoonah, Alaska, along with some helpers. She personally came on board to accept a generous donation of $165, which was kindly donated by Volendam’s crew and was then doubled by both the captain… read more of “Volendam Donates to…”