WARNING WARNING: Valentine’s Day is near so get ready (this is especially for the men in my acquaintance). This cruise I revisited my Baked Alaska dish during the celebrity cookoff, but with a twist. I (read Bien my little helper) made the color of the meringue pink and attempted a heart shape, although that didn’t… read more of “Captain’s…”
Here’s more pictures from the Ryndam Holidays! On Christmas Eve, Club HAL kids and tweens got a special visit from Pirate Kelly, the Ryndam’s event manager. She read them a special pirate version of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” All of the children loved her visit! After, they had another special visit from an elf… read more of “Club HAL Celebrates…”
Thanks to HAL guest Liliana C. Clark for sending in the following note and pictures from her recent cruise with her husband and daughter. The family celebrated New Year’s on board the Ryndam. Enjoy! Our names are Waldemar H. Clark, Jr., Liliana C. Clark and our daughter, Christina M. Clark. We celebrated the New Year… read more of “Welcoming the New…”
Santa’s helpers from the Pacific joined us during our 30-day Thanksgiving cruise to Hawaii and Tahiti on the Rotterdam. I heard they decided to stay on the ship when we all had to disembark in San Diego two days before Christmas! Word also has it that they stayed on during the rest of the voyage… read more of “Santa’s…”
Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note and photos from the center’s Christmas party. Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. ms Nieuw Jakarta’s Crew Activity and PEP committee recently hosted the end of year Christmas party at msNJ. ms Nieuw Jakarta’s Lido restaurant was turned into… read more of “Winter Wonderland…”
The crew of the Nieuw Amsterdam was excited to be able to donate gifts to 170 local children during her maiden call to Willemstad, Curaçao. Luckily, Santa himself was enjoying a cruise with us and was able to come ashore to personally distribute the gifts! Minister El Hakim, Minister of Economic affairs, General Managing Director of … read more of “Nieuw…”
The Lido served as the location for the Eurodam’s officer and staff dinner on Christmas eve. Cocktails were enjoyed at the Lido bar before the dinner and all in attendance enjoyed a well deserved festive meal to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the company of their colleagues. Odir Rodriguez is Eurodam’s human resources manager.