Long Service Awards are dedicated to officers and crew that have been employed with Holland America Line for an extended number of years. On February 28th, Rotterdam’s management took a moment to recognize 13 individuals for their contribution and service to the company. Here are some photos from the ceremony.
Tag: Staff & Crew
On March 1, ms Maasdam crew celebrated the 1st birthday of Thomas Burden, son of 3rd Officer Laura Burden and Steven Burden. Thomas’ birthday is actually on February 29, but for obvious reasons, it was celebrated on March 1. He had a fabulous party in the Crew Mess where crewmembers from all departments dropped by… read more of “Happy 1st Birthday,…”
A great opportunity for crew members aboard Zaandam is the chance to enjoy one of the most amazing ports in Mexico — Cabo San Lucas. During a recent call, eight crew members enhanced their visit by swimming with dolphins on a crew tour I organized. The crew commented that the experience was unique and enjoyable,… read more of “Zaandam Crew Have a…”
Here are some great photos of our to Benoa, Bali. Amsterdam’s crew had 600 of their family members visit and these are just some of the ones I managed to catch during check in.
During Eurodam’s call at Grand Turk, the monthly Service Award Ceremony was held in the Rembrandt Dining Room with a total of 330 years of service to Holland America. Congrats! Amy Kreft is Eurodam’s human resources manager.
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn was on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and sent in posts during her voyage. Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner: Favorite Party — Dutch Get-together With ALL they gatherings at the piano, shows, dining choices to meet and greet fellow passengers, sometimes a good time just… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Volendam recently celebrated Captain Arno Jutten’s birthday and there was no hiding for the captain, as the celebrations followed him throughout the day. It was first kicked off during breakfast on a sea-day, when the lido staff sang happy birthday. Then, at coffee time on the bridge, he was further surprised when the cruise director… read more of “Happy Birthday,…”
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…”