As we all know renewing one’s wedding vows is a very special occasion. This week it was particularly special for us. Accompanied by romantic music of the Adagio strings, Captain Tim Roberts renewed my vows with my better half Jennifer. To make it a total ship staff event, Chief Officer Daniel Bolton and his wife… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Here are a few photos that were taken during ‘Celebration Day’ on board the Amsterdam to celebrate a host of special days for our guests and crew members including any birthdays, anniversaries and weddings that took place during our Grand World Voyage. Wine and champagne were served, and guests and crew put on their party… read more of “A Grand Celebration…”
Noordam’s Event Manager Renée Puthukeril and Music Manager Jason Bush submitted this note and photos from a special celebration held on board to honor HALCats band member Gervay Burnett. Thanks, Renée and Jason! Gervay Burnett, one of our HALCats band leaders, celebrated 20 years with HAL in February. Gervay was surprised on stage just before… read more of “Noordam Musician…”
Senior Tailor, Marcelino David, has made it to the 30 year mark with HAL and by the looks of it, he’s eager to make 30 more. He is seen in this photo with Captain Andre van Schoonhoven. A very interesting bit of information-23 years ago on the ss Rotterdam, Marcelino tailored then Cadet Officer Andre… read more of “Zaandam’s Senior…”
The crew of the ms Rotterdam joined in to celebrate milestone-maker, Hotel Manager Hans Dernison! Since Feb. 5, 2011, Hans Dernison has been with Holland America Line for 35 years, 25 years in the position of Hotel Manager. For this special occasion, the crew of the Rotterdam threw a surprise party for Hans. Although Hans… read more of “A Milestone…”
Crossing the equator is a momentous event and requires the permission of King Neptune. The seafaring tradition aboard ships has been around for as long as anyone can remember. The festivities are marked by the appearance of King Neptune, Chief of the Water Deities. The symbol of power is the trident — a spear with… read more of “King Neptune…”
Here on board the Zuiderdam we are celebrating with employees who have reached milestones in their careers with Holland America Line. Executive Chef Antonio Tudla is celebrating 30 years with the line. Congratulations, Antonio! Myles Williams is Zuiderdam’s human resources manager.
Prior to joining Holland America Line, Suminarsa worked in the hotel industry. He served on his first HAL ship, the ss Rotterdam, as a General Purpose Attendant in 1975. He has been married since 1979 to his lovely wife Adesobariah and together they have two children, a daughter named Adriani and a son named Adriansah…. read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”