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Statendam Hosts ‘World’s Largest Cruise Sale’ International Ball

Statendam Hosts ‘World’s Largest Cruise Sale’ International Ball

The World’s Largest Cruise Sale International Ball was held in the showroom on board Statendam, with many officers and guests dancing the night away. Officers were greeting our guests as they came in and they were welcomed with a special opening song, presented by some of the ships performers.

Beautiful Ships, Beautiful Backdrops

Beautiful Ships, Beautiful Backdrops

Special thanks to HAL Mariner John Jacquemain for sharing these great photos of the various HAL ships he’s had the opportunity to sail on, including Statendam and Zuiderdam.

140 Years Young: Pinnacle Grill is Introduced

140 Years Young: Pinnacle Grill is Introduced

Oct. 5, 2002: The Pinnacle Grill, HAL’s alternative restaurant concept, is introduced on Statendam and Ryndam. The Pinnacle Grill features fresh seafood and an extensive, world-class wine list, and offers an elegant dining experience. During the next two years, the concept is expanded onto the rest of the ships.

Bert Takes Top Honors in the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competion

Bert Takes Top Honors in the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competion

Big congratulations to Bert van Mackelenbergh, Statendam’s hotel manager, who won the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competition! Bert’s winning shot was chosen from among hundreds of entries submitted to the photo competition which was held by the Glacier Bay National Park Service. Below is the winning photo. Congrats again Bert!

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

On August 16, 2012, the 67th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations kicked off with the flag hoisting ceremony on the bow of the ship while we were in Skagway, Alaska. The ship’s officers and crew members from Indonesia and other countries participated in this ceremony. The following day, Statendam’s staff helped out by volunteering to serve…   read more of “Statendam…”

Time for a Friendly Match

Time for a Friendly Match

Every two weeks during the Alaska season, Statendam plays against the Oosterdam soccer team in Juneau. It’s not about who wins the games, it’s all about friendship. Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat is Statendam’s human resources clerk.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Kusadasi

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Kusadasi

I’m in Alaska now, but I was in Turkey last summer. The delicious, local food was a real treat. I enjoyed watching them prepare the dishes. Yono Sudarto Controller ms Statendam