Travel writer Raisa Rivas is sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. Photos by Gregorio Mayi. Days at sea are great to just relax, but my group of colleagues and me were blessed to have a tight itinerary touring the ship to get a more in-depth idea how… read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”
Tag: Behind the Scenes
Our new improved crew gym. The mural was done by Meiditya Fajar Felano and Dena Solihin Gernida Rosyadi of the housekeeping department. Ioana Cheregi is Zaandam’s human resources manager.
On July 8, 10 crew members from the deck, hotel and technical departments attended a fire-fighting refresher course in Juneau, Alaska. On arrival the course leader took crew members around the fire-fighting center for a pre-exercise familiarization tour. This included looking around the center and a refresher on how to open sealed doors adjacent to… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
During the month of May, Hotel Manager Hans Dernison and the entertainment department invited a group of students on board Rotterdam to enjoy an event-filled tour throughout the ship. The students attend Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School (KGH for short) and ranged from ages 9 to 12 years old. Most of the kids that had… read more of “Sitka Students Get…”
Nieuw Amsterdam crew members are being given the opportunity to do a “know before we go” tour of the ship’s public areas. Each crew member is given a crew pocket map of all the guests’ public spaces which is an aid to help them understand and provide our guests with information about the various locations… read more of “Know Before We…”
Here at the yard, officers and inspectors are busy with final ship preparations. From the over-sized tanks to the navigation lights, everything is being inspected before the ship’s July debut.
Here are a few recent photos from the shipyard. Martel Fursdon is Nieuw Amsterdam’s safety officer.
Here are more photos from Nieuw Amsterdam’s second sea trials.