Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Meet Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh, who has been working with Holland America… read more of “Cruise Diary: Q…”
Tag: Staff & Crew
Last week was a big week for Captain Jeroen van Donselaar – as it was his final week on the Eurodam it seems just fitting that he would have one final plaque and key ceremony as one of his final duties before moving over to the Noordam. As Captain Van Donselaar has been with the… read more of “Eurodam Bids…”
Over the holidays, Eurodam had a special visitor. Captain van Donselaar’s son, Rowan, came down to Fort Lauderdale with mom Pam so he could see his daddy during the holidays. Since he’s still too young to sail, they enjoyed their time in port before the ship set off on its holiday cruise.
Here are some photos from Zaandam’s Christmas dinner complete with festive decorations.
“Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish!” Thousands of voices chanted from Statendam’s pool deck. On December 16, as we crossed the equator, it was time for our traditional ceremony where King Neptune and his Queen judge the pollywog’s fate. There were 25 pollywogs, all of them crew members who had never crossed… read more of “Statendam’s…”
Enjoy these photos from Amsterdam’s Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebrations.
Here is a great photo of the certificate-awarding ceremony for the graduates of the Proficiency in Survival Craft Rescue Boats course recently conducted aboard Volendam. Anne Marie is Volendam’s human resources manager.
Here are some great pictures taken during Amsterdam’s crew Christmas dinner. The captain, officers and several family members all chipped in to help serve the crew a special holiday dinner.