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Santa Makes a Surprise Visit to Oosterdam

Santa Makes a Surprise Visit to Oosterdam

During the Oosterdam’s call at Mazatlan, Santa made an early visit to spend the afternoon with 50 children from a local orphanage of ages 3 to 18 years old. The group of children enjoyed a visit to the Bridge with Captain Jeroen Bajiens and Chief Officer Bart Vaartjes. Then off to the Lido with Santa’s…   read more of “Santa Makes a…”

A Festive Weihnachtsmarkt on Eurodam

A Festive Weihnachtsmarkt on Eurodam

A fantastic and successful Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas market) was held on board the Eurodam to celebrate the holiday season. The marshaling area, thanks to the technical, housekeeping and stage staff, was the site of the holiday festivities with around 20 stalls. Christmas music and lights with even a faux fireplace set the mood for the…   read more of “A Festive…”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We wish all of our readers and contributors all over the world a very happy new year! See you next year with fresh blog stuff.

Culinary Art on Zaandam

Culinary Art on Zaandam

Zaandam’s culinary team cooked up some decorative foods for the holidays. Enjoy!

Volendam Crew Turns Garbage into Christmas Cheer

Volendam Crew Turns Garbage into Christmas Cheer

Entrance to the spotless garbage room on the Volendam where they even “recycled” garbage into Christmas ornaments. These guys were rightfully as a team chosen as employees of the month in September 2010. Team work matters here.

Chocolate Christmas Presents for Zaandam’s Crew

Chocolate Christmas Presents for Zaandam’s Crew

This year I decided to do something special for the Zaandam crew, so I purchased over 60 pounds of chocolate and packed it into 600 cute Christmas presents. The packages were placed on their pillows on Christmas day so everyone could enjoy a nice selection of chocolates. Ioana Cheregi is Zaandam’s human resources manager.