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Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Here are some more of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Julie Boudoux for taking such amazing…   read more of “Captain…”

Coming Soon! New Chef Rudi Dishes

Coming Soon! New Chef Rudi Dishes

Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and Traveling Corporate Executive Chef John Mulvaney spent two days in the Holland America test kitchen this week working on new dishes to delight HAL guests. The two are putting the finishing touches on recipes for 12 new desserts and 25 new dishes that will be rolled out during the upcoming…   read more of “Coming Soon! New…”

More Aloha Spirit on Zaandam with New Uniform Shirts

More Aloha Spirit on Zaandam with New Uniform Shirts

In order to enhance the Hawaiian experience for our guests, Hotel Director Cees Tesselaar chose and purchased material in Hawaii and the tailors on board the Zaandam made shirts for all the various departments. This pictures shows each department with their “own style” shirt.

Congratulations Maasdam Graduates!

Congratulations Maasdam Graduates!

Another HAL University graduation ceremony has been held with seven Maasdam leaders. Congratulations to you all! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: En Route to Port Vila

Cruise Diary: En Route to Port Vila

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, sailed aboard Oosterdam throughout New Zealand and documented her experience with a series of cruise diaries. This particular post was inadvertently missed but too good not to use. Enjoy! Jan. 3, 2013 – At sea: Frieda’s come to visit. She’s made an appearance in…   read more of “Cruise Diary: En…”

Crew Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Zuiderdam

Crew Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Zuiderdam

Below are some pictures from the international lunch held aboard the Zuiderdam on March 12 in Curacao. This was an event where cuisine from around the globe (particular focus on food geographically representative of our diverse workforce) was prepared for all crew members in general appreciation for continued dedication and hard work in making the…   read more of “Crew Appreciation…”