Concierge Hostess Jeanni Prescan sent in photos taken yesterday when Prinsendam came to the aid of a fishing boat whose crew were in need of food and water. It turns out that their water tank broke down and they were five days away from land. There was no other urgent matter and they had sufficient… read more of “Prinsendam Helps a…”
Tag: Interesting Stuff
I am curious if there is anyone still alive and kicking who was on the harrowing return through a hurricane that put us three days late to New York from Southampton? The Veendam made it when the “Queens” had to turn back with broken windows, etc. As I recall there were over 60 injuries when… read more of “Anyone Out There?…”
Journalist Linda Coffman recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and documented her impression of the ship’s captivating artwork. Every ship in the Holland America Line fleet is graced with a priceless art collection and Nieuw Amsterdam is no different, with artwork honoring the historic glamour of New York City, which was originally named Nieuw Amsterdam by… read more of “The Art of a Nieuw…”
When Amsterdam arrived at Sydney for its call on the Grand World Voyage, the ship liaised with the beautiful Duyfken replica. In 1606, the original Dutch ship Duyfken sailed from the Indonesian island of Banda in search of gold and trade opportunities on the fabled island of Nova Guinea. Under the command of Willem Janszoon,… read more of “Amsterdam Meets the…”
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…”
In order to keep improving our teaching standards for our fellow crew members, we (4th, 3rd and 2nd deck officers) were sent to a week-long training with the main purpose of improving our teaching skills in accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for seafarers. We were the first of two groups…. read more of “Rotterdam Officers…”
During our call in St. Thomas on January 19th the mighty “E” had the privilege to share the pier with her sister ship the ms Noordam. Odir Rodriguez is Eurodam’s human resources manager.