Here are pictures of the recent safari crew tour we went to Inverdoon Nature reserve. A two-hour drive from Cape Town, Inverdoon is well known for its Cheetah Reserve.
Tag: Staff & Crew
After seven successful years, Captain Henk Keijer left Westerdam in February to join Eurodam. The crew surprised Captain Henk with an unexpected tribute honoring his service during the normal captain introductions. It began with Hotel Director Charles Verwaal giving a heartfelt speech. Soon after, the four lead vocalists sang a show-stopping rendition of Alicia Key’s… read more of “Captain…”
On April 21st the Veendam will be in Manta, Ecuador, and as soon as the ship is docked, a large group of our crew will go to a local school called School Care San Jose, which is located 20 minutes from the port in Manta. School Care San Jose is a school that currently has… read more of “Together we can…”
Here is a group shot of the latest HAL U Leadership Academy and Supervisory Excellence Graduates from the Statendam. Thanks to onboard Photo Manager Ian Kee for the great photo! Verlie Michelle Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.
Thanks to passenger Kees Brienen for taking this great picture of Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten nearby Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Yesterday I took this picture on the deck of the Westerdam. We just left Puerto Vallarta and whales were playing all around us. It was a great moment (unfortunately no photos of the whales). A few… read more of “Westerdam’s…”
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.
Last month whilst the Prinsendam was in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, we held our New Hire and Service Award Luncheon in the La Fontaine Dining Room. We had 21 new hires in the company and eight service awards to present, including five 10-year awards, one 15-year award, one 20-year award, and one 35-year award. Our Senior… read more of “Prinsendam’s…”
Look at this great photo of some families sailing on board the Amsterdam. What makes it so unique? Well, three officers had their families sailing with them for a few weeks: Provision Master Antonio “Bong” Cruz, Jr., Controller Jusuf Nouvy and Night Audit Officer Didiet Ardananto. Each one of these officers has a set of… read more of “Double Trouble…”