Nieuw Amsterdam’s funnels arrived Wednesday, Sept. 2, on a barge towed by a tug from the manufacturer Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi in Trieste, Italy, to Fincantieri. There is a slight difference between the funnels of the Eurodam compared with the Nieuw Amsterdam’s funnels, but what??? It’s not the height … Henry Veringa is Holland America Line’s… read more of “Have…”
The Zuiderdam Housekeeping team recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of their own. Maryadi Marsuni started with the company July 5th, 1979. His HAL Ring was presented by Captain Werner Timmers in the crew mess room. The housekeeping team also enjoyed an evening of karaoke, which commenced with the Captain and then the Hotel… read more of “Maryadi Marks 30…”
Oosterdam just celebrated a major milestone as she sailed the Mediterranean from Venice to Barcelona: her 300th cruise! The ship came out of drydock at Fincantieri’s Palermo Shipyard in Italy just in time for the cruise, where it was spruced up with new guest staterooms, dining options, public areas and a specialty wine bar. From… read more of “Oosterdam Completes…”
Below are pictures of the ms Zaandam celebrating its 400th voyage. The cake was made by Alan Barrios, the patissier on board, and his team. Also pictured is Executive Chef Daniel Hrgic, Sam Brown, event manager; Executive Officer John Lammerts and the Dining Room Manager Andreas Mamangkey. The cake was enjoyed along with some excellent… read more of “Zaandam Celebrates…”
Hallo HALBlog readers. Today, July 1, 2009, it marks the birthday of the dedication of MS EURODAM a year ago by HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Look back to that Glorious moment at the start of MS EURODAM commercial life. Greetings from the home port Rotterdam. Ben van Zeijl.
Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Bert van Mackelenbergh sent us this post about the ship’s recent perfect score during a public health inspection. Congratulations! The Amsterdam team is proud to announce a perfect score for their semiannual unannounced United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection, which was held on June 24 and was rewarded with 100 points. It… read more of “Amsterdam Gets…”
The ms Statendam celebrated her 600th voyage during the Glacier Bay Discovery cruise June 7-14, 2009. To commemorate this significant milestone in the ship’s history, the proud staff and crew of the ms Statendam gathered for a team photo during a port day in Haines, Alaska. Holding the banner are the ship’s senior officers, from… read more of “Statendam…”
During the Volendam staff meeting Chief Engineer Henny van Wijk was presented with his 30 years service award: a ring. As per his own request no fuss was made about it. With him in the photo are Environmental Officer Dolf Kramer, Chief Officer Wouter van Hoogdalem, Captain Peter Bos and Hotel Manager Willem van de… read more of “30 Years for Chief…”