We received this post and photo from Marco van Belleghem, hotel manager on ms Westerdam. The tailors on the Westerdam made this beautiful formal outfit for my son Tiziano. Having only just celebrated his second birthday, he has been sailing on board the Noordam since the end of November and on board the Westerdam since… read more of “Tiziano:…”
To Whom It May Concern on the Westerdam: We were one of three couples — Rice, Rydel and Ludwig — traveling on the Westerdam voyage March 22 through March 28, 2009. There was a drink served in the Pinnacle Grill Bar and the Ocean Bar on this cruise that we think was named the “Blue… read more of “What’s In a…”
Ron and Deb Gillespie sent us this photo of Westerdam taken March 16 at Half Moon Cay.
Linda Potter, RN, Medical Officer and Jennifer Christie, RN, Lead Medical Officer on board Westerdam sent in these photos and submission of a recent meeting of the Westerdam Medical Team and Trinity Air Ambulance Team. The beginning of 2009 for the ms Westerdam Medical Department has been an unforgettable experience with an unexpected friendships made…. read more of “Westerdam Medical…”
On February 16, at approximately 10:00 a.m. while at Half Moon Cay, Westerdam received a mayday call. Captain Henk Keijer relayed that a 16-foot Boston whaler boat with engine failure reported being located to the southwest, having been adrift for two days. While adrift the whaler spotted two cruise ships: Westerdam and Princess at Eleuthera… read more of “Westerdam and Half…”
In a rare sighting, three of Holland America Line’s ships were alongside together at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 2, 2008, making for a wonderful photo opportunity. From left: Zuiderdam, Noordam and Westerdam.
Philatelists (stamp collectors) and ship aficionados (Holland America fans) will want to get their hands on a set of newly released stamps featuring Holland America Line’s own Westerdam. Issued in the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, the set of four stamps commemorates Malta’s cruise-based tourism industry, which saw a 14 percent increase in 2008, with… read more of “Westerdam Goes…”
Last week at a press conference at Fort Lauderdale, Holland America Line and Port Everglades debuted Ship to Shelter, an innovative community charitable program designed to donate valuable and reusable goods from the line’s cruise ships to local people in need. Holland America first launched Ship to Shelter in April 2008 in partnership with the… read more of “Ship to Shelter…”