Zuiderdam will become the fifth HAL ship to use shore power, also called cold ironing, when it homeports in Vancouver, B.C., for the 2009 Alaska cruise season. Purchasing shore power — or local electricity — reduces fuel consumption and emissions, and Zuiderdam will join Oosterdam, Westerdam, Noordam and Amsterdam, which have employed shore power in… read more of “Zuiderdam to…”
Aboard Eurodam Last night Eurodam and Westerdam were docked next to each other in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Chief Engineer Frank de Vries sent us this pretty picture of Westerdam.
Paul Allen sent us this nostalgic look back at the unique dedication ceremony of Westerdam a few years ago: The Westerdam was “born” in Venice, as were many of the other Holland America Line ships. Thirteen of the 14 HAL ships have been built at the Fincantieri Shipyard at Marghera, just across the lagoon on… read more of “Remembering…”
Congratulations to the new class of Leadership in Action graduates shown below posing in the Pinnacle Grill with their certificates: Top row (from left): Chris Bisson – Manager, Onboard Marketing (Facilitator); Himanshu Dogra – Assistant Dining Room Manager; Bernie Lauwoie – Assistant Dining Room Manager; Stephen Burnham – Culinary Operations Manager; Thomas Van Benthem –… read more of “Congrats…”