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Service Excellence Aboard Westerdam

Service Excellence Aboard Westerdam

Kudos to our team for their recognized excellence of service aboard ms Westerdam. And thank you to Susan and Ed Blake for sharing their experience with us. We would like to take a moment to commend the crew of the Westerdam, especially those in the dining room for their expert and exceptional service. Our dining steward,…   read more of “Service Excellence…”

Oosterdam Crew Tour Rotorua, New Zealand

Oosterdam Crew Tour Rotorua, New Zealand

During its South Pacific Crossing, the crew of the ms Oosterdam were treated to a tour of Te Puia in Rotorua, New Zealand, where traditional dances were performed for the group.

ms Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates New Graduates

ms Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates New Graduates

Robert “Nick” Nichols, ms Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note and photos of the center’s recent classes of graduates. ms Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Congratulations to the 175th class and graduates of the Housekeeping/Laundry class and the 40th Clerk class held at ms Nieuw Jakarta. Participants…   read more of “ms Nieuw Jakarta…”

Cruise Diary: The Oosterdam Music Makers

Cruise Diary: The Oosterdam Music Makers

HAL blogger Gary Frink recently sailed on board Oosterdam and sent in post from his voyage. I might have met the happiest employee on the planet. When I first approached Gervay Burnett, leader of one of the two HALCats musical units aboard (quintets, each with a keyboard player, drummer, bass and guitar player and a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Cruise Diary: Meet Hotel Director Edwin Brunink

Cruise Diary: Meet Hotel Director Edwin Brunink

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his voyage. ABOARD OOSTERDAM, EN ROUTE HONOLULU TO VANCOUVER B.C. “We train the dining room stewards and cabin attendants at the Holland America facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. The cooks and beverage people are trained at a similar school…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Here is the Prinsendam team proudly celebrating 140 years of success with the officers serving the crew a delicious meal. Here’s wishing HAL many more to come!