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Two Beverage Managers Get Together

Two Beverage Managers Get Together

Recently ms Zaandam and ms Statendam met in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This gave me the opportunity to meet and share experiences and ideas from the new On Location* program Mexico with Alphonse, Statendam’s beverage manager. The ideas, laughter and camaraderie flowed through the short time we were together as we had to return to…   read more of “Two Beverage…”

Spring is Coming to Seattle

Spring is Coming to Seattle

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Spring in Seattle brings with it two Dutch treats: Beautiful tulips of every color of the rainbow and soon the return of Holland America Line ships to our fair city. A sight that rarely graces Seattle’s Elliott Bay was the arrival of the…   read more of “Spring is Coming to…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Antarctica

Celebrating 140 Years: Antarctica

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Antarctica On the bucket list of every avid traveler, a cruise to Antarctica is filled with wonder, majesty and breath-taking views. During…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro resists all adjectives. Even if you get that absolute vista from the top of Corcovado…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

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…”

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

A few of Zaandam’s officers and staff members celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in true form by enjoying green beer and wine, green clothing and of course decorations! A good time was had by all!

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.