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A Grand Celebration on Amsterdam

A Grand Celebration on Amsterdam

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 Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

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…”

A Milestone Celebration on Rotterdam

A Milestone Celebration on Rotterdam

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…”

King Neptune Ceremony on Rotterdam

King Neptune Ceremony on Rotterdam

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…”

Zuiderdam’s Executive Chef Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Zuiderdam’s Executive Chef Celebrates 30 Years of Service

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.