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Retirees Honored on Volendam

Retirees Honored on Volendam

Peggy Lee Kaham, Volendam’s human resources manager, sent in a photo of a recent retiree celebration on Volendam. On March 28, 2011, Volendam hosted a reception and lunch to honor retired HAL employees Samsir Sutan Mudo Lisa, Harry Pessiwarisa and Arifin Soeradinata. The gentlemen are all from Indonesia and, coincidentally, all retired in the same…   read more of “Retirees Honored on…”

Zuiderdam Crew Goes Ziplining in Puerto Limón

Zuiderdam Crew Goes Ziplining in Puerto Limón

Zuiderdam crew members experienced the Ziplining excursion in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica last month. It was a beautiful day and the crew really enjoyed the tour. The tour included everything to make it a perfect day: friends, exercise, wildlife (monkeys and sloths), beautiful weather and amazing views. Myles Williams is Zuiderdam’s human resources manager.

King Neptune Ceremony on Veendam

King Neptune Ceremony on Veendam

Here are photos from Veendam’s King Neptune ceremony that took place on April 5. The King Neptune Ceremony is done when crossing the equator and ‘pollywogs’ (those who have never crossed the equator before) get to meet King Neptune. This year’s ‘pollywogs’ had to “kiss the fish” and where covered in sloop, in order to…   read more of “King Neptune…”

Volendam’s and Zaandam’s Service Award Ceremonies

Volendam’s and Zaandam’s Service Award Ceremonies

Taromi, human resources manager on Zaandam, and Peggy Lee, human resources manager on Volendam, sent in the following pictures from their respective Service Award Ceremonies. Volendam’s ceremony took place in January and Zaandam’s took place in March in the Rotterdam Dining Room, which coincided with the New Employee Luncheon. Congratulations to all the awardees!

Noordam’s Team Barbecue in Samana

Noordam’s Team Barbecue in Samana

Noordam’s Shore Excursions Manager Melissa Burkus and her team organized a fun-filled shoreside BBQ on the beautiful island of Samana in the Dominican Republic. A special tender was sent for approximately 20 people. The welcome on the island was great and the food was amazing! This was a great way to enjoy a few hours…   read more of “Noordam’s…”

Ryndam Crew Enjoy Special International Luncheon

Ryndam Crew Enjoy Special International Luncheon

On March 25, Ryndam crew members were treated to an International luncheon in the Rotterdam Dining Room. Executive Chef Franz Schauning and Culinary Operations Manager Marc Spijkerboer put together a great selection of food representing several cultures of our crew.

Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam’s Event Manager Renée Puthukeril and Music Manager Jason Bush submitted this note and photos from a special celebration held on board to honor HALCats band member Gervay Burnett. Thanks, Renée and Jason! Gervay Burnett, one of our HALCats band leaders, celebrated 20 years with HAL in February. Gervay was surprised on stage just before…   read more of “Noordam Musician…”

Veendam’s Got Talent

Veendam’s Got Talent

Hope you all enjoy the photos from the crew talent show held on board Veendam earlier this month.