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Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

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.

Captain Keijer’s Westerdam Farewell

Captain Keijer’s Westerdam Farewell

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…”

Cheers to the New HAL U Graduates!

Cheers to the New HAL U Graduates!

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.

Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten Enjoying the Moment

Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten Enjoying the Moment

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…”

Celebrating 35 Years of Service

Celebrating 35 Years of Service

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.

Double Trouble Times Three

Double Trouble Times Three

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…”