We took a cruise aboard the Westerdam on June 9, 2012. This was our fifth Alaskan cruise and we enjoyed it every time. I took some terrific pictures and I wanted to share a couple of them with you. In the picture of the glacier, my wife and I both see what appears to be… read more of “Westerdam Postcards…”
Chef Denise Vivaldo recently sailed aboard Westerdam’s July 21 seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise as part of the line’s the Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine. Chef Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and styled food for various television shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”… read more of “Chef Denise Vivaldo…”
Here is a photo of Westerdam crew members at the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau. A special tour of the brewery was given to the top performers last month. Jeff Schibel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.
August 2007: HAL publishes “The Art of Cruising: Fine Art and Antiques of Holland America Line,” a 176-page full-color hardcover coffee table book about the art on the fleet. It highlights pieces such as Andy Warhol’s famed Queen Beatrix series and Susanna Holt’s life-size bronze sculptures of wildlife.
Holland America Line welcomed supporters of Marine Conservation Institute at a luncheon aboard Westerdam Saturday, July 28. The event focused on the importance of protecting the world’s oceans and included presentations on Why Oceans Matter and Protecting Deep Sea Corals: The West Coast’s Forgotten Treasures, as well as showcased the recently released “Our Marvelous Oceans”… read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”
Here is a picture of Westerdam’s medical team donating supplies to the Raptor Center in Sitka, Alaska. They were very appreciative of all the support Holland America has given them over the years. Jeff Schibel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.
HAL fan and guest Thomas sent in a his recipe for a successful
July 29, 2006: Vista-class cruise ships Westerdam and Oosterdam are retrofitted to use shore power at the Port of Seattle to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions when in Seattle.