Thanks to HAL Mariner Karsten for sending in these photos of his last HAL cruise. We look forward to having you on board again in January! Some photos from our recent trip this January with Zuiderdam. We are close to embarking Rotterdam on a 37-day Asia cruise. We found out that a 10-day cruise is… read more of “Cruisin’ with…”
Dec. 14, 2002: HAL’s first Vista-class ship Zuiderdam, departs from Fort Lauderdale on its maiden voyage. The 1,848-guest, 81,769-ton ship is the first of five Vista-class vessels. At the heart of Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, is a Waterford Crystal Seahorse which sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
Special thanks to Maciej, Zuiderdam’s assistant culinary operations manager, for these wonderful photos from the ship’s Thanksgiving festivities.
On Nov. 4th, at the Port of Cartagena, Colombia, Zuiderdam made a large donation to the local non-profit organization Granitos de Paz (Grains of Peace) and Friends for Colombia. With the help of many hands, Zuiderdam was able to donate: · 7 boxes of hangers · 1 box of pillow cases · 21 boxes of… read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”
Here are some photos from Zuiderdam’s front office training class held on board Nov. 4. The staff participated in a variety of team-building exercises to strengthen their bond and give them greater confidence with each other and their positions.
Special thanks to Zuiderdam’s Future Cruise Consultant Brendan Halcomb for submitting this post. “The World’s Largest Cruise Sale” celebration on the Zuiderdam was a spectacular event with the chefs working around the clock to create fantastic culinary creations while the entertainment team put their ‘Martha Stewart’ hats on to festoon the Show Lounge like a… read more of “‘World’s…”
Corporate Traveling Trainer Troy Wastell is implementing the Master Chef’s Table on board Zuiderdam with Executive Chef Karl Eller and Chef Tournant Daniel Lin. Pictured are the Pinnacle Grill Service Staff, with Pinnacle Restaurant Manager Jorn Van Woerkom, Culinary Operation Manger Boban Zivkovic and Roland Borsje A Com. The Master Chef’s Table already is on… read more of “Master Chef’s…”
On October 26th, while in the Port of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, the Zuiderdam began its donation project of old crew televisions, which are being replaced with new flat screens. With the help of many hands, the Zuiderdam donated 80 televisions, with another offload taking place during the next call at Puerto Limon on November… read more of “Zuiderdam Makes…”