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Rotterdam Hosts Cadets from World Maritime University in Sweden

Rotterdam Hosts Cadets from World Maritime University in Sweden

Special thanks to USCG Lieutenant Commander Mark Sawyer, supervisor of the group from World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, for this great post. On June 16 while docked in Copenhagen, Denmark, the ms Rotterdam proudly hosted 40 students from the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. The students represented two postgraduate specialties: the Marine Safety…   read more of “Rotterdam Hosts…”

Stein Kruse Announces HAL Milestone at Event in Rotterdam

Stein Kruse Announces HAL Milestone at Event in Rotterdam

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse recently visited Holland, Germany and Oslo, amidst the exciting news that Rotterdam will sail year-round from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, beginning Fall 2012. The news was announced at a travel industry event at Holland’s award-winning De Librije restaurant, owned by celebrated Chef Jonnie Boer, a member of Holland…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

Human Resources Managers Converge in Seattle

Human Resources Managers Converge in Seattle

Nineteen seagoing human resources managers from Holland America Line left Seattle with several new ideas to implement with the line’s on-board employees after their recent five-day conference, held from August 16-20. This was the first time all of the ships’ human resources managers were able to meet since the implementation of the position on Noordam…   read more of “Human Resources…”

Nieuw Jakarta Employees Honored at Luncheon

Nieuw Jakarta Employees Honored at Luncheon

Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, submitted this note and photos from a special luncheon and award ceremony. Nieuw Jakarta is Holland America Line’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. ms Nieuw Jakarta employees were treated to a very special employee get-together, the first-ever road trip to Jogyakarta. This was the first trip for…   read more of “Nieuw Jakarta…”

Exciting News from Rotterdam

Exciting News from Rotterdam

Hallo HALblog readers, Some exciting news from Rotterdam. Tour de France lovers will probably know that the Tour de France will start this year in Holland America Lines founding and home port Rotterdam. Fore 4 days Rotterdam will be the focal point of the world most important cycling event. Well pretty much all of the…   read more of “Exciting News from…”

Maasdam Crew Prepares for Canaletto’s Grand Opening

Maasdam Crew Prepares for Canaletto’s Grand Opening

HAL guest Sade Krind submitted this note and photos from Canaletto’s grand opening on Maasdam. During Maasdam’s 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise from April 30 to May 14, the Lido manager, contractors, staff, and crew were busily preparing for the grand opening of HAL’s newest Canaletto Restaurant — moving furniture, laying carpet, cleaning and decorating. After…   read more of “Maasdam Crew…”