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.
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…”
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…”
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…”
Officers, staff and crew all over the ship say goodbye to Captain Frans…
In addition to presenting Captain Frans with an award of his own (made from the old propeller of the Beautiful and Elegant ms Statendam) at the Mariners Awards to a packed auditorium of five-star mariners and Staff Officers, Officers and Crew, we were able to have a surprise evening of drinks, food and merriment for… read more of “More Retirement…”
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.
October 20, 1978, Holland America Line was lucky enough to attract and hire Mr. Frans Karel Consen as a 2nd Officer (Navigation). In December 1993 he took the helm as Captain Frans Karel Consen for the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was that same year and on that ship where he met his lovely wife Karen Michele,… read more of “Saying Goodbye to…”