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Poirot Pays Prinsendam a Visit

Poirot Pays Prinsendam a Visit

Thom Faulkner, Prinsendam’s cruise director, sent in this fun note and photos. The Prinsendam spent a lovely August day in Torquay, on the west of England. While at anchor, the ship was visited by world-famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, a character made famous in a series of mystery novels by Agatha Christie. Monsieur Poirot strolled…   read more of “Poirot Pays…”

Lantermans Can’t Get Enough of Holland America Line

Lantermans Can’t Get Enough of Holland America Line

Kirk and Janet Lanterman with the bridge team and Captain Jack van Coevorden (far right). Kirk Lanterman, former chairman and CEO of Holland America Line, and his wife Janet can’t get enough of cruising. They currently are on board Amsterdam for an Alaska sailing. During their cruise they generously organized a private tour for the…   read more of “Lantermans…”

Amsterdam Gets Perfect Score on Public Health Inspection

Amsterdam Gets Perfect Score on Public Health Inspection

Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Bert van Mackelenbergh sent us this post about the ship’s recent perfect score during a public health inspection. Congratulations! The Amsterdam team is proud to announce a perfect score for their semiannual unannounced United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection, which was held on June 24 and was rewarded with 100 points. It…   read more of “Amsterdam Gets…”

Volendam Receives the Green Flag Environmental Achievement Award

Volendam Receives the Green Flag Environmental Achievement Award

Last month, ms Volendam received the Green Flag Environmental Achievement Award. The Port of Long Beach presented this award for completing one year of service in the Port of Long Beach and remaining 100 percent in compliance with the Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Program. Congratulations! From left: Chief Engineer Piet Westerhuis, Environmental Officer Roger Walker,…   read more of “Volendam Receives…”

Statendam Makes Maiden Call at Avalon

Statendam Makes Maiden Call at Avalon

On May 2 ms Statendam made its inaugural call at Avalon, Catalina Island. To celebrate this occasion, a plaque exchange took place on board. Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen and Hotel Manager Theo Haanen met with Sue Rikalo, Mayor Pro Tem of Avalon; David Creigh, director of cruise development for Avalon, and Donna Harris, marketing director…   read more of “Statendam Makes…”