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Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. During our current 35-day voyage from Seattle to San Diego, we made a stop at Fanning Island. Paradise on earth! Not because of the blue water and beautiful palm trees, but because of the people. Young and old welcomed the…   read more of “Westerdam Receives…”

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant Hosts Cooking Class on Westerdam

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant Hosts Cooking Class on Westerdam

Michelin star Chef Paul Virant recently sailed aboard Westerdam to Alaska. During his time on board, Chef Virant held classes, performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Westerdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions allow guests to participate in making a…   read more of “Michelin Star Chef…”

Westerdam Postcards from Alaska

Westerdam Postcards from Alaska

We took a cruise aboard the Westerdam on June 9, 2012. This was our fifth Alaskan cruise and we enjoyed it every time. I took some terrific pictures and I wanted to share a couple of them with you. In the picture of the glacier, my wife and I both see what appears to be…   read more of “Westerdam Postcards…”

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo recently sailed aboard Westerdam’s July 21 seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise as part of the line’s the Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine. Chef Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and styled food for various television shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”…   read more of “Chef Denise Vivaldo…”

Westerdam Crew Tours Alaskan Brewery

Westerdam Crew Tours Alaskan Brewery

Here is a photo of Westerdam crew members at the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau. A special tour of the brewery was given to the top performers last month. Jeff Schibel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Westerdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Westerdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card recently sailed aboard Westerdam to Alaska. He took some time to pose with the ship’s Hotel Manager Ron Bontenbal and Captain Pieter van Maurik in front of one of his paintings titled “Princess Margriet.” Stephen, a native of Bermuda, has created more than 90 paintings for Holland America Line. He also…   read more of “Maritime Artist…”