Recently Statendam crew members participated in the kayaking crew tour in Huatulco, Mexico. This tour was a combination of the two best areas in the emerald waters of Huatulco with two very popular activities: kayaking and snorkeling.
The Statendam crew has been collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charity for the past several months. The beverage department graciously volunteered to collect the tabs from all of the bars throughout the ship. Once a week the tabs are collected from each bar and emptied into the central McDonald box located in… read more of “Collecting Pop Tabs…”
Last week at Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, the Statendam crew donated six boxes of clothing and toys to the Misericordia Church. This donation was made possible because crew members want to make a contribution the ports we visit, when possible. It has taken less than one month to collect six boxes of clothing, shoes and other… read more of “Statendam’s…”
A new program to help those in need kicked off along the Embarcadero on March 6, 2009. The Port of San Diego is participating with Holland America Line’s Ship to Shelter program, a philanthropic endeavor which donates items from cruise ships to homeless shelters. Items include pots, pans, plates, books, televisions, individual-sized lotion and shampoo…. read more of “Holland America…”
Six Statendam crew members visited an orphanage in Callao, Peru, before Christmas to deliver six boxes of clothing and shoes they had collected. Executive Chef Franz Schaunig made 100 cookies for the children and shop manager Charlene Armstrong donated pencils and toy boats. Crew attending the visit included Sydney, youth program director; Sharlene, fitness instructor;… read more of “Statendam Assists…”
As we were leaving Grand Turk today, the Statendam was arriving. Passing their bridge upon departure, I snapped this shot! Serenades of ship whistle toots were exchanged. From left, 2nd Officer Chris Guthrie, Chief Officer Ryan Whitaker, Captain Harm-Jan Arnold Statendam docked at Grand Turk.