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Life as an Entertainer Aboard Veendam: Part 2

Life as an Entertainer Aboard Veendam: Part 2

Aside from the gorgeous backdrop, my job is wonderful. It’s like appearing in a rotating repertory company because we perform different shows nightly. I’m in the cast of the Showroom at Sea. We have an opening night show called Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. This is when the Cruise Director welcomes everyone onboard and my…   read more of “Life as an…”

Life as an Entertainer Aboard Veendam: Part 1

Life as an Entertainer Aboard Veendam: Part 1

Mara Jill Herman is a cast member aboard Veendam and sent in this wonderful post. Enjoy! My newest adventure as a performing artist is being employed by Holland America Line on the cruise ship Veendam. I am a featured singer in the ship’s resident entertainers. My itinerary is Bermuda for June through mid October (and…   read more of “Life as an…”

Amsterdam Hosts Award-Winning Seattle Symphony

Amsterdam Hosts Award-Winning Seattle Symphony

Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos from the Seattle Symphony’s spring recital on board Amsterdam. In June, Amsterdam hosted the Seattle Symphony on board for their spring recital. More than 100 guests enjoyed a delicious, four-course meal in the La Fontaine Dining Room, followed…   read more of “Amsterdam Hosts…”

Meet Volendam’s New Cast of Entertainers

Meet Volendam’s New Cast of Entertainers

Steph Comrie, Volendam’s event manager, sent in these cast photos of the ship’s new entertainers. The cast is comprised of singers Kurt Robbins, Jessica Bernard, Keewa Nurullah, Jeremy Bernard and Justin Rodriguez, comedian Jason Weitkamp and dancers Kassie Brown and Erin Kurdie. They have finally finished their long and strenuous rehearsals and are perfecting their…   read more of “Meet…”

Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam Musician Celebrates 20 Years with HAL

Noordam’s Event Manager Renée Puthukeril and Music Manager Jason Bush submitted this note and photos from a special celebration held on board to honor HALCats band member Gervay Burnett. Thanks, Renée and Jason! Gervay Burnett, one of our HALCats band leaders, celebrated 20 years with HAL in February. Gervay was surprised on stage just before…   read more of “Noordam Musician…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: at Sea

DBA’s Cruise Diary: at Sea

Late morning again as we wake up to a beautiful view off the back of the ship. Today was a sea day that actually had quite a bit planned. We started with a small breakfast in the lido… mostly juices and fruit. For lunch we were able to get in under the gun and do…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”