On September 29, officers from Statendam and Westerdam attended a ceremony in San Diego as the city marked the beginning of the winter cruise season. Statendam 2nd Officer Dirk van Aarsen and Westerdam SEH Officer David Bass were welcomed to the city by Port Commissioner Bob Nelson along with representatives from the Sapphire Princess. Nelson… read more of “Statendam and…”
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Special thanks to Patricia Sinay from the community relations department at Holland America Line’s San Diego office for submitting this post. On Sunday, March 27 the ms Zaandam offloaded 330 chairs from the Lido to make room for new chairs. These chairs were donated to several organizations in San Diego including the San Diego Urban… read more of “Zaandam Makes…”
Last Wednesday, Dec. 22, Holland America’s flagship ms Rotterdam was the first cruise vessel to call at Port of San Diego’s brand new Broadway Pier passenger terminal. To watch a Flickr slideshow documenting the call, click here. There’s also a story and a very detailed video about the design and construction of the terminal on… read more of “Rotterdam Makes…”
As the Oosterdam sails toward San Diego preparing for her Holiday Cruise, Santa’s chefs began creating the perfect atrium filled with gingerbread houses complete with electric trains and snow for the tree lighting ceremony. The gingerbread houses were filled with yummy treats of all shaped and sizes, icing that no one can resist and hidden… read more of “Christmas Arrives…”
Here is a nice shot from Zaandam’s Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Csaba Desvari, taken during the ship’s departure from San Diego, Calif. Ioana Cheregi is Zaandam’s human resources manager.
We received this great photo and note from Courtney Blessing, Holland America’s San Diego shore operations manager. San Diego Shore Operations donated over 60 toys and $220 to the Armed Forces YMCA which then distributes to military families of E5 status or lower. The families are picked by lottery and will receive two toys per… read more of “San Diego Toy…”
We had a great time and wish we were still with all of you on your way to Florida!!! — Jan
At the entrance of the Zoo you are welcomed by a Caribbean flamingo group. With their flamboyant color and amusing behaviors, flamingos make the perfect welcoming committee! It is hard to keep your hands away from the camera … they may surprise you with a gracious and elegant flamingo choreography.