The photo contest is one of the activities that we have for the crew members on board the Veendam. A different subject is chosen every two weeks and everyone can submit one picture to participate. For the month of February, the photo contest subjects were children and seascape. About 40 people participated and the best… read more of “Veendam’s…”
Tag: Crew News
During the Oosterdam’s call to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico the Crew spent their afternoon swimming and kissing dolphins on the Dolphin Encounter excursion. Everyone had a great time and I think Brian, our safety, environmental and health officer, found a new playmate.
The Ryndam officers, staff and crew are all about fitness this year and to make things exciting, challenges are being made to encourage reaching our fitness goals. For example, there was a challenge made between our hotel manager and Life-Stylist Clare Stephenson that a certain goal could not be reached. When it was reached, Clare,… read more of “Cross-Training Fun…”
Over the last few months the Eurodam crew collected clothing and shoes to donate to the Salvation Army of San Juan. Along with this generous donation from the crew, the ship included four wheelchairs. Upon arrival of the Eurodam on 2/22 the Salvation Army truck met the ship to transport the donations to their facilities…. read more of “Eurodam Crew…”
The crew of the ms Rotterdam joined in to celebrate milestone-maker, Hotel Manager Hans Dernison! Since Feb. 5, 2011, Hans Dernison has been with Holland America Line for 35 years, 25 years in the position of Hotel Manager. For this special occasion, the crew of the Rotterdam threw a surprise party for Hans. Although Hans… read more of “A Milestone…”
Recently during a call to San Juan, Puerto Rico, some of our talented beverage personnel took a tour out to the Bacardi Rum factory during the San Juan City Tour and Bacardi Distillery excursion. They toured inside the distillery and learned some informative facts about the history of rum and other rum production details. All… read more of “Eurodam Crew Tour…”
Recently we visited some of New Zealand’s wonderful ports including Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Oban. Yesterday when we were in Christchurch, some of the crew enjoyed a soccer game in the field not too far away from where the ship docked. Crew members from the dining room, the Lido, housekeeping, shop and… read more of “Amsterdam Crew in…”
It was a sunny day in Costa Maya when the Ryndam team came out to challenge the Nieuw Amsterdam team to a tug of war competition. Four teams in total tugged it out, each ship winning an even number of pulls to leave the event with smiles and a draw.