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Prinsendam Helps a Small Fishing Boat

Prinsendam Helps a Small Fishing Boat

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…”

The Art of a Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

The Art of a Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

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…”

Amsterdam Meets the Duyfken Replica in Sydney

Amsterdam Meets the Duyfken Replica in Sydney

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…”

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part II

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part II

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.

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part I

Sister Ships Working Together in Nicaragua, Part I

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…”

Rotterdam Officers Participate in Seafarers Training

Rotterdam Officers Participate in Seafarers Training

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…”

Eurodam and Noordam Together in St. Thomas

Eurodam and Noordam Together in St. Thomas

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.