Today is Earth Day, and it’s a day to work toward saving — and celebrating — the environment. Holland America Line is a company that strives for environmental excellence both ashore and onboard everyday through a variety of initiatives.
On Oct. 5, the Statendam made a call at Corinto, Nicaragua, where our adopted school, Ruben Dario, is located. During past port calls here we have invited groups of children and teachers from the school over for lunch a few times before. This past May, we also handed over a large number of donations such… read more of “More Photos from…”
Last April, the Statendam made a commitment to adopt Rubén Darío School in Nicaragua. The school was in a state of disrepair and badly needed painting, roof repairs, plumbing fixed, and a sports court replaced. On October 5th, the Statendam crew returned to the school with a whole convoy of trolleys, 30 volunteers, four sailors,… read more of “The Mission…”
We introduced an extensive donation program among guests and crew over the last couple of weeks. Everyone on board became very much involved which resulted in a large amount of items the school needed. The ship’s staff and crew showed their caring spirit by pulling together to offload the donated items in a ceremony accompanied… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
*Stay tuned for Part 2 with photos and details of the materials offloaded on May 5. On May 5th, the Statendam made its final call of the season to the Port of Corinto, Nicaragua. Over the past few years the Statendam has visited this town only a few times, but was deeply affected by the… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
Here are some more photos of Rotterdam’s recent hosting of children in Corinto, Nicaragua. Aside from a tour of the ship and lunch at the Lido, the children also received donations of school supplies raised by sister ship Statendam.
The crew of our sister ship ms Statendam had previously organized charity donations to be sent to schools in Corinto, Nicaragua. The donations included boxes with new school supplies, computers and used clothing. It was a pleasure being approached by them to help assist in delivering these donations knowing in what poor circumstances people live… read more of “Sister Ships…”