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…”
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…”
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…”
Captain Jeroen Van Donselaar Celebrated “10 years as Captain” on board ms Eurodam June 2, 2012. Congratulations!
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,…”
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…”
Here’s a snapshot from Rotterdam’s plaque exchange ceremony during our last visit to Cobh (Cork), Ireland, on May 26. Caroline Sevilla is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.
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.