Statendam Assistant Stage Manager Alexander Casareno recently celebrated 30 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 Alexander. Congratulations! Q & A: Where are you from? Northern part of the Philippines, provinces of Isabella. Family?… read more of “Celebrating a…”
October 20, 1978, Holland America Line was lucky enough to attract and hire Mr. Frans Karel Consen as a 2nd Officer (Navigation). In December 1993 he took the helm as Captain Frans Karel Consen for the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was that same year and on that ship where he met his lovely wife Karen Michele,… read more of “Saying Goodbye to…”
Congratulations to Statendam‘s Service Award recipients for the month of January. Crew Officer Ivan Suhendro and Beverage Attendant Antonio Corteza reached their 10-year career milestone with HAL this month. Great job! Photo taken by Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat. Verlie Michelle Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.
Last month, Statendam hosted a grand buffet. Our guests were treated to a wonderful display of food and were delighted to find that it tasted just as good as it looked. Many of our guests appeared to be more than satisfied with the event, which took the food production team and dining room staff several… read more of “Statendam’s…”
Thanks to Statendam’s Safety Officer Dirk van Aarsen for sending in these photos from the ship’s drydock that is underway in the Bahamas. Here is Statendam with the first primer coating before the blue comes back on:
Statendam will be in drydock for two weeks while it gets a fresh new coat of paint! Here are some photos I took while visiting the ship:
“Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish!” Thousands of voices chanted from Statendam’s pool deck. On December 16, as we crossed the equator, it was time for our traditional ceremony where King Neptune and his Queen judge the pollywog’s fate. There were 25 pollywogs, all of them crew members who had never crossed… read more of “Statendam’s…”
It is not very often you will see grown men and women sitting around coloring or making paper chains and snowflakes, but that has been the scene here on board Statendam for the past several nights as we prepare for the holiday season. The entire crew messroom is filled with the joy and innocence of… read more of “Statendam Crew…”