The below was entered into Holland America Line’s trans-Atlantic essay contest. For details on how to enter, click HERE. The following account is a transatlantic crossing in 1944 aboard the Holland America Line S.S. Volendam to France. The most memorable cruise on a HAL ship? How about 1944 and my then 22 year old father… read more of “Essay Contest…”
Congratulations to the Bridge Team on Volendam. The ship recently was named Weather Cruise Ship of the Year by NOAA/VOS for 2010’s contributions to weather observations. The ship made an astounding 6,190 observations, besting all other participating vessels. We did a post last year from Captain Bos with a good explanation of the program. In… read more of “Congrats to the…”
Entrance to the spotless garbage room on the Volendam where they even “recycled” garbage into Christmas ornaments. These guys were rightfully as a team chosen as employees of the month in September 2010. Team work matters here.
Merry Christmas from everyone on board the Volendam! Anne Marie is Volendam’s human resources manager.
Volendam’s Second Officer James Cook submitted these awesome photos of the Lunar Eclipse from the southernmost tip of New Zealand on December 21. Thanks, James!
A very happy Christmas to all of the Holland America blog staff and readers. Here are some images captured from the Hobart webcam Tuesday as the ship sailed down the Derwent River and out to the Tasman Sea. Regards, Noel Bell
While at achor in Dunedin, the Volendam recently made a donation of 450 old style bathrobes to go to the Salvation Army in Merimbula. Attached is a photo of the dedicated team members from the housekeeping, beverage, and nautical departments who helped load all 45 boxes onto the SVITZER launch as it came alongside the… read more of “A Donation in…”
Check out this snapshot of Volendam’s front office staff’s recent visit to the Cadbury chocolate factory in Dunedin, New Zealand — sweet!