Bert van Mackelenbergh is Veendam’s hotel director.
On April 21st the Veendam will be in Manta, Ecuador, and as soon as the ship is docked, a large group of our crew will go to a local school called School Care San Jose, which is located 20 minutes from the port in Manta. School Care San Jose is a school that currently has… read more of “Together we can…”
Here are some of the desserts we created to celebrate the 140th Anniversary today.
Thanks to HAL guests Bert Hoekman and Renée Hoekman-Sulman for sending in this beautiful photo that was taken in Antarctica, while on their cruise with Veendam. I wanted to share this picture of Glacier Alley taken last year on board Veendam. We were able to catch these spectacular light and dark contrasts while sailing on… read more of “Capturing Memories…”
When he was on board, Sirio Maccioni and his wife Egidiana got to enjoy An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh and Shore Excursion Manager Jennifer Gonet joined the couple for a delicious dinner.
Thanks to guest Vera Gibault for sending in her stunning photos from her Veendam cruise to Antarctica.
During one of the cooking demonstrations done by Sirio and Egidiana Maccioni, owners of the Le Cirque restaurants, we surprised Mr. Maccioni for his birthday. Fifty crew members interrupted the cooking show by marching in with a big cake while singing Happy Birthday. The captain, also celebrating his birthday that same day, came to wish… read more of “Sirio Maccioni Also…”
Veendam’s Captain Bas van Dreumel was happily surprised when he was presented a cake with HAL’s logo for his birthday last Friday.