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An Interview with Nieuw Amsterdam’s Master

Holland America Line recently named Captain Edward G. van Zaane as master of Nieuw Amsterdam. We had a chance to chat with Captain van Zaane when Westerdam pulled into Port Everglades last season. (Yes, we kept the secret of his appointment that long!)

Captain’s Log: Dinner on the Bridge

Captain’s Log: Dinner on the Bridge

Recently, I invited all deck and engineering officers to the Bridge for a well-deserved dinner after a long day of work at the shipyard during dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. Those in attendance included Chief Engineer Jack Keijer, Chief Officer Marco Carsjens, Superintendent Jeen Bakker and Electrical Superintendent Wiel Penders. A variety of delicious Indian…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Meeting Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Captain’s Log: Meeting Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

I was honored to meet with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of the late Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy, and his sons when they sailed on board the Oosterdam during a Mexican Riviera cruise. The woman on the right is the famous MSNBC reporter Lizz Winstead. Captain Arjen C. van der Loo is Oosterdam’s master.