On April 30 the mayor of Nagasaki, Japan, Tomihisa Taue, came on board to welcome Volendam to the city with the touch of a beautifully hand-made kite, bottle of Japanese beer and a large bouquet of flowers for Captain Visser. With the assistance of a translator, communication between the mayor and captain was easily done…. read more of “Volendam Receives…”
Special thanks to Hans Becker, Volendam’s beverage manager, for sending us these great photos of the ship’s Royal Wedding celebration.
Last month while sailing through China, Pinnacle Grill staffers organized an authentic Indian dinner with main dishes prepared by the Pinnacle Grill’s lead chef Kumar Vallambhan. Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager, ms Volendam
Blog fan Noel Bell is on board Volendam for the cruise from Kobe to Vancouver, British Columbia. He sent us this photo of the ship at Kobe. Thanks, Noel!
Peggy Lee Kaham, Volendam’s human resources manager, sent in a photo of a recent retiree celebration on Volendam. On March 28, 2011, Volendam hosted a reception and lunch to honor retired HAL employees Samsir Sutan Mudo Lisa, Harry Pessiwarisa and Arifin Soeradinata. The gentlemen are all from Indonesia and, coincidentally, all retired in the same… read more of “Retirees Honored on…”
Taromi, human resources manager on Zaandam, and Peggy Lee, human resources manager on Volendam, sent in the following pictures from their respective Service Award Ceremonies. Volendam’s ceremony took place in January and Zaandam’s took place in March in the Rotterdam Dining Room, which coincided with the New Employee Luncheon. Congratulations to all the awardees!
Noel Bell, a HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, sent in this note and pictures of the Volendam in Cairns. Way up in far North Queensland and right on the Great Barrier Reef is the tropical city of Cairns. Thankfully it is a great day as seen on these images in port. As you may… read more of “Volendam Alongside…”
HAL blog fan Noel sent us a note and some great photos of Volendam. Thank you! On a beautiful 88F sunny day in Melbourne (March 11th) the Volendam was in for her final season visit before heading off to Asia (we are looking forward to boarding her in Kobe). We are all looking forward to… read more of “Volendam Visits…”