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Welcome, Baby Dylan!

Welcome, Baby Dylan!

On March 15, 2013, a healthy baby boy, Dylan Rien Honcoop, was born weighing 8 Lbs. Dylan means “son of the waves” and that is exactly what he is. My wife Mary and I met in 2004 on board Rotterdam, while she was working as a dancer and I was an engineer. We have been…   read more of “Welcome, Baby…”

Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Veendam’s project to renovate a school on April 21 in Manta, Ecuador, is in full swing and the first donations are in! With an overwhelming response from the Veendam crew, we started the project of with a big bang. The plan to go to the school and to renovate it together was received so well,…   read more of “Donations for…”

Rotterdam’s Crew Explore Petra

Rotterdam’s Crew Explore Petra

Here are some great photos from when Rotterdam’s crew visited the ancient ruins of Petra, located in Jordan. P.L. Kaham is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.

Happy Retirement Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu

Happy Retirement Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu

Here are some pictures from Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu’s retirement get-together. Frans worked with Holland America Line for almost 30 years and was a very popular and appreciated presence on board. The Veendam crew will miss having “Om Frans” (Uncle Frans) onboard and wish him all the best for his retirement years.

The Biggest Loser is the Biggest Winner

The Biggest Loser is the Biggest Winner

Thanks to Linda Ellenberger, Statendam‘s event manager and Biggest Loser Winner, for this great post! Biggest Losers become the Best Winners for Better Fitness and Lifestyle Choices For the past several weeks we have seven brave souls take on the challenge of changing their lives and the success with help from two of our wonderful…   read more of “The Biggest Loser…”

Celebrating a 25-Year Milestone!

Celebrating a 25-Year Milestone!

Statendam‘s Stateroom Inspector Eka Setya Putra recently celebrated 25 years with HAL! A service award ceremony was held to commemorate this special occasion and present him with his award. Below is a fun Q & A with Eka. Congratulations! Q & A: How long have you been with the company? Twenty-five years. What ships have…   read more of “Celebrating a…”

Volendam Crew Prom Night

Volendam Crew Prom Night

On March 25, the crew of the Volendam travelled back in time to their high school prom. (For some of us, this was a much longer trip than others :-)…) We threw a “Prom Night 2013” theme crew party and invited everyone to dress in their best outfits and come dance the night away. Classic…   read more of “Volendam Crew Prom…”