In a recent article in World of Cruising, Captain Timmers — the first master of our new Rotterdam — shared how different Holland America Line ships have sentimental value for very different reasons. Much like our guests who often cruise on a particular ships, Captain Timmers has his favorites in our fleet. Read on to see which ships are special to him and why.
“ss Rotterdam is where I met my wife, and that beautiful ship was ahead of her time.”
“Zaandam was my first full captain’s contract. The ship maneuvers like no other and this was my first taste of team-building.”
“Ryndam had one of the best teams. It was an older ship and could be a handful to maneuver, but the size was such that you could sail pretty much everywhere.”
“Koningsdam was my last ship. It was a step above anything I’ve sailed to date. It has all of the amenities a guest could wish for and also a great ship for the crew. Technically, the ship is up to the latest improvements and super economical, maneuvers nicely, and the team is fantastic to work with.”
“My next favorite ship, I know, will be Rotterdam where all of the little things that needed tweaking on Koningsdam will have been done.”
Is your favorite one of his? Tell us in the comments.