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Westerdam Goes Postal on Maltese Stamp

Westerdam Goes Postal on Maltese Stamp

Philatelists (stamp collectors) and ship aficionados (Holland America fans) will want to get their hands on a set of newly released stamps featuring Holland America Line’s own Westerdam. Issued in the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, the set of four stamps commemorates Malta’s cruise-based tourism industry, which saw a 14 percent increase in 2008, with…   read more of “Westerdam Goes…”

Happy Retirement Captain van den Berg

Happy Retirement Captain van den Berg

Aboard Zuiderdam How do you celebrate a career that spans more than four decades? That was the question the officers and crew of Zuiderdam had to ponder when they realized that Captain Dirk van den Berg would be stepping off the gangway for a final time after 43 years of dedicated service to Holland America…   read more of “Happy Retirement…”

Remembering Westerdam’s Dedication Ceremony

Remembering Westerdam’s Dedication Ceremony

Paul Allen sent us this nostalgic look back at the unique dedication ceremony of Westerdam a few years ago: The Westerdam was “born” in Venice, as were many of the other Holland America Line ships. Thirteen of the 14 HAL ships have been built at the Fincantieri Shipyard at Marghera, just across the lagoon on…   read more of “Remembering…”

Congrats Graduates!

Congrats Graduates!

Congratulations to the new class of Leadership in Action graduates shown below posing in the Pinnacle Grill with their certificates: Top row (from left): Chris Bisson – Manager, Onboard Marketing (Facilitator); Himanshu Dogra – Assistant Dining Room Manager; Bernie Lauwoie – Assistant Dining Room Manager; Stephen Burnham – Culinary Operations Manager; Thomas Van Benthem –…   read more of “Congrats…”

Visitors Take a Peek at Eurodam Today

Visitors Take a Peek at Eurodam Today

Eurodam welcomed approximately 4,000 visitors today, including present and retired Dutch officers, WWII veterans and members from De Lijn. Pam went outside to get a photo of the embarkation line.