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!
August is a holy month for Muslims around the world and for our brothers and sisters aboard ms Rotterdam because of Ramadan. On August 20, several Muslim crew members visited a mosque called The Saint Petersburg Mosque in Russia. The mosque was constructed from 1909 until 1913 by Nikolai Vasiliev. The building is 45m in… read more of “Rotterdam Crew…”
On the morning of August 17, we were honored to celebrate Indonesia’s 66th Independence Day with a traditional flag raising ceremony. The event was a very solemn occasion, which celebrated the Independence while also honoring those who sacrificed their lives for their country. Assistant Dining Room Manager Dadan Setiawan served as Inspector and presided over… read more of “Eurodam’s…”
On a crisp, overcast morning in Haines, Alaska, I was on the bow beaming with pride for a country that was not even mine. It was August 17, Indonesia’s Independence Day. So contagious is the pride that our Indonesian crew have for their homeland that I almost thought for a moment that I could speak… read more of “Zaandam Celebrates…”
Statendam’s Indonesian Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony took place on August 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. on the bow of the ship. The Alaskan weather had been rainy but let up just in time for the ceremony. Several of the crew and officers showed up to show appreciation for our Indonesian crew members. Later, after… read more of “Flag Raising…”