Monday we celebrated Canada’s Thanksgiving for our Canadian guests and Canadian crew members. Tom, our dining room manager, is one of them. We decorated the dining room in red and white and plenty of Canadian flags. Enjoy!
This is the time to celebrate! After fasting for a month Muslims on board ms Rotterdam had a festive dinner in the crew mess room. Everyone was invited to join them in the celebration. The menu varieties are very tasty and very Indonesian. There was a long line of crew members in queue to get… read more of “Rotterdam…”
Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed for the national holiday. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more Holland America Line-related content!
Labor Day Weekend is usually filled with all-American barbecues, parades and picnics. For a sweet and refreshing treat after a long day lounging in the sun, try Rudi’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler. We serve these in individual ramekins on board, but for casual celebrations use a single baking dish makes for an even more inviting… read more of “Rudi’s…”
If you’ve ever been on a Holland America Line cruise you know just how hard our crew members work. In fact many crew members work an average of 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be tough for anyone. Now imagine working that hard without eating or drinking (not even… read more of “Zaandam Crew…”
Special thanks to Franciskus Manalu for this article and photos from Rotterdam’s recent Indonesian Independence Day celebration. August 17, 2011, in Warnemunde, Germany, was a big day for Indonesian crew members on board ms Rotterdam. At 10 a.m., the flag-raising ceremony was attended by most of the crew members from each department, officers and the… read more of “Rotterdam’s…”
The Indonesian community on board celebrated 66 years of Independence with a customary flag-raising ceremony followed by tug of war and sack race competition, gala dinner, and full crew party. There have been some fun events which started a few weeks earlier in preparation for the day such as chess, ping pong, and dominoes tournaments…. read more of “Indonesian…”
Here are some pictures from the Indonesian Independence Day celebrations on the Volendam. Enjoy!