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40 Years of Service

40 Years of Service

On the May 26, 2013, a special party was held in honor of Chief Engineer Peter Pals who is celebrating his 40 Year Anniversary with Holland America Line. All departments — Nautical, Technical and Hotel staff members — were in attendance to assist in celebrating this momentous occasion. In his speech Chief Engineer Pals shared…   read more of “40 Years of…”

Eurodam Sails 200th Voyage

Eurodam Sails 200th Voyage

Last week was a very special week on board Eurodam because this was our 200th voyage. To celebrate Eurodam’s special moment, we had a picture taken with all the crew on the bow and wrote out the text “200” with all the departments. We used this picture as part of a picture collage along with…   read more of “Eurodam Sails 200th…”

Volendam Celebrates 500th Voyage

Volendam Celebrates 500th Voyage

This cruise (8-22-2012) marks a special occasion for ms Volendam as she celebrates her 500th Voyage. To mark this special occasion all crew members on board received a commemorative T-shirt, organized a crew party and had a photo taken on the bow of the ship. Volendam has seen hundreds of ports and visited some of…   read more of “Volendam Celebrates…”

Happy Retirement, Supardi!

Happy Retirement, Supardi!

In Kralendijk, Bonaire, on December 7th, over 100 crew members joined in on the retirement celebration for our Boatswain Supardi, who has worked with Holland America Line for 35 years! An Indonesian buffet was served and Noordam crew members said a fond farewell in grand style. A happy life and safe travels to our friend…   read more of “Happy Retirement,…”

Happy Birthday Nieuw Amsterdam!

Happy Birthday Nieuw Amsterdam!

Time flies when you are having fun. It is hard to imagine that it is already one year ago that we proudly stood beside Princess Maxima of the Netherlands when she christened our beautiful ms Nieuw Amsterdam. To celebrate our newest ship’s birthday, we created an amazing dessert buffet with a spectacular birthday cake for…   read more of “Happy Birthday…”

iPhone iBlog: Plaque Exchange at Helsingborg, Sweden

iPhone iBlog: Plaque Exchange at Helsingborg, Sweden

During the Ryndam’s maiden port call at Helsingborg May 31, Captain Vincent Smit exchanged a welcome plaque with Vice Mayor Karin Gjortley and Port of Helsingborg’s Andreas Eriksson. Jerrol Golden is Holland America Line’s public relations manager and currently is on board Ryndam.