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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…”

Cruise Diary: Parintins & Alter do Chao

Cruise Diary: Parintins & Alter do Chao

Guest Mary O’Donnell was on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Day 20 or so – 2/27/13 – Parintins & Alter do Chao I believe Holland America saved the best for last! Two delightful, small cities, with clean, well kept little homes,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Zaandam New Hires & Service Awards

Zaandam New Hires & Service Awards

Recently aboard Zaandam, the newly hired crew members, along with the recipients of service awards, came together during our new hires & service awards coffee-chat. Senior staff, managers and supervisors were on hand to present service awards to our dedicated and hardworking crew members, all the while giving encouraging words to our newly hired crew…   read more of “Zaandam New Hires…”

A View From the Top at St. Thomas

A View From the Top at St. Thomas

Here is a view from top of the cable car ride in St. Thomas. Noordam is in the middle of Carnival and Disney ships. Joanne Gardner is Noordam’s future cruise consultant.

Prinsendam Docked at Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Prinsendam Docked at Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Thanks to cruise passenger Yobel for this great picture of Prinsendam docked at Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. We really had great weather when we arrived at Tortola on March 11, 2013. Another favorite port to visit.

Commemorating 20 Years of Service!

Commemorating 20 Years of Service!

Statendam‘s Foreman Engine Robert Feber Gosal recently celebrated 20 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 Robert. Congratulations! How long have you been with the company? 20 years. What ships have you been on?…   read more of “Commemorating 20…”