Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Thanking the HAL crew with these snapshots for welcoming my first time cruiser friends so warmly. Beverage Manager Hans Becker well represents the personal charm of HAL’s officers. It was… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Tag: Mariner Society
Thanks to Facebook fan and 3-Star Mariner Joyce van der Spek for sending us some great pictures from her cruise with her mom.
The July 7th, 14-day sailing of the m.s. Rotterdam through the Norwegian Fjords and North Cape was one of Holland America Line’s featured Mariner Society cruises. During the cruise, as on all HAL sailings, one day is dedicated to our returning guests. A Mariner Medallion Award Ceremony took place on July 12th where Captain Robert… read more of “Rotterdam Hosts…”
Here are photos from the gala cocktail party and black tie dinner held for guests on board Amsterdam during the ship’s fifth annual Mariner Appreciation Days. All guests had the opportunity to meet Stein and Linda Kruse and have a commemorative photo taken with them. Enjoy the photos!
Last week Amsterdam was the place to be as the fifth annual Mariner Days celebration took place during the 114-day Grand World Voyage. Each year President and CEO Stein Kruse and his wife Linda join the Grand World Voyage for a few days to thank and recognize the line’s top Mariners. During the Top Mariners… read more of “HAL Mariners Dine…”
Holland America Line recently hosted Mariner Days Events on Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage in Australia. It was a full house in the Queen’s Lounge for the popular Afternoon Chat with Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse, Director of Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft and senior ship officers. HAL’s most valued Mariners had the chance… read more of “Afternoon Chat with…”
Gerald Bernhoft, Holland America’s director of marketing for the Mariner’s Society, submitted these photos from a Mariner’s reception held on Ryndam during an April 2010 cruise to Vancouver, B.C., Canada. During the reception, Mariners were awarded special medallions commemorating their total number of days sailed.
Holland America Line recently launched the newly redesigned “Mariner” magazine for Mariner Society members. The premiere issue features “Writing the Book on Venice,” with articles by Erica Jong, Anne Rice, Francine Prose, Kenneth Turan and John Berendt on their favorite books and movies related to Venice. Other highlights include a feature on cliff divers in… read more of “‘Mariner’…”