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Volendam Makes Donation to Japanese Red Cross

Volendam Makes Donation to Japanese Red Cross

When the Volendam visited Kobe, Japan, on May 2, Holland America Line made a generous contribution of $25,000 to the Japanese Red Cross to help with Japan’s recent earthquake/tsunami disaster. Volendam’s Captain Pieter Visser presented the $25,000 check to the Red Cross representative Mr. Yasufumi Yoshikawa, deputy secretary general of the Hyogo Prefectural Chapter Japanese…   read more of “Volendam Makes…”

A Donation in Dunedin

A Donation in Dunedin

While at achor in Dunedin, the Volendam recently made a donation of 450 old style bathrobes to go to the Salvation Army in Merimbula. Attached is a photo of the dedicated team members from the housekeeping, beverage, and nautical departments who helped load all 45 boxes onto the SVITZER launch as it came alongside the…   read more of “A Donation in…”

Volendam Makes Donation to UNICEF Australia

Volendam Makes Donation to UNICEF Australia

While in Australia, Volendam crew members donated over $1,000 to UNICEF Australia, an organization that provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more in over 150 countries. Special thanks to the passengers, staff and crew members on board Volendam for their charitable donation to such a great cause!

Volendam Makes Donation in Vanuatu

Volendam Makes Donation in Vanuatu

On Oct. 14 the Volendam made a charitable donation while docked at Luganville, Vanuatu. Our donations will go to a charitable organization run by Dr. Alan and Debra Profke. Dr. Profke is a licensed Naturopath and runs a small local charity on the island of Aore. He has built a small clinic on the island,…   read more of “Volendam Makes…”

Volendam Crew Donates to Salvation Army in Alaska

Volendam Crew Donates to Salvation Army in Alaska

Two majors from the Salvation Army in Ketchikan, Alaska, recently visited Volendam to receive a donation from the ship’s crew members. In total, the crew collected $170 to help feed the poor and homeless residents of Ketchikan. Great job to all who participated on board Volendam!

Volendam Makes Donation in Samoa

Volendam Makes Donation in Samoa

On Tuesday, April 27 the ms Volendam arrived in Apia, Samoa complete with almost 30 boxes of donated items bound for various local charities throughout the region. “Our crew have generously been collecting clothing, shoes, books, and household items for the people of Samoa over the past several months. We’re proud to be able to…   read more of “Volendam Makes…”

Volendam – The Weather Boat

Volendam – The Weather Boat

Volendam deployed weather buoys for the New Zealand Meteorological Service February 23. The first buoy was launched at 153 degrees and the second one near 155 degrees east, so 120 miles apart or approximately 6 hours steaming. Cadet Lars removing the plastic and doing the last minute transmission check/test on the weather bouys. The buoys…   read more of “Volendam –…”

Captain’s Log: Deploying Weather Buoys

Captain’s Log: Deploying Weather Buoys

Besides leading the HAL fleet in weather observations, the Volendam again is helping out the New Zealand and NOAA offices with deploying two weather buoys. On Feb 23rd two weather buoys will be deployed at 153 and 155 degrees eastern longitude. These will fill the gap that exists between Australia and New Zealand as seen…   read more of “Captain’s…”