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Celebrating 35 Years of Service

Celebrating 35 Years of Service

On March 30, Noordam’s Deck Storekeeper Mardi Sani Thalib received an award for 35 years of service during our 140th anniversary celebration. This was a very special event for Mardi, as he will be retiring from Holland America Line at the end of April.

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Here are some more of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Julie Boudoux for taking such amazing…   read more of “Captain…”

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Here are some of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Boudoux for taking such great photos of…   read more of “Captain…”

Captain’s Log: Final Courses

Captain’s Log: Final Courses

And now, the end is here And so I face the final courses My friends, I’ll say it clear I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain I’ve lived a life at sea and that’s now full I traveled each and every high sea Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Happy Retirement, Captain Consen

Happy Retirement, Captain Consen

After 36 years of service and 3,688 days at sea, Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen is retiring from Holland America Line and the Maasdam and Veendam ship staff, officers and crew wanted to wish him a happy retirement. Verlie Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.