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The Easter Bunny Visits Amsterdam

The Easter Bunny Visits Amsterdam

We celebrated Easter with an Easter Brunch in the Dining Room featuring chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies around the buffet. The mid-section in the Dining Room was closed for this event and we made buffet tables for bread, pastries, cold appetizers, hot entrees and desserts. Chef Bernie and his kitchen brigade worked very hard for…   read more of “The Easter Bunny…”

Amsterdam’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Amsterdam’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Guests on board the Amsterdam enjoyed the Valentine Ball themed dinner held in the dinning room. Special meals were served accompanied by a red and white valentine theme. All dining room management, DR stewards, assistant stewards and wine stewards wore red and pink ties to celebrate the event. Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon from Oosterdam

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon from Oosterdam

Martine Groetjes sent in this great photo and note. I took this picture on new year’s eve sailing on the ms Oosterdam leaving Cabo San Lucas. Every time we left a port you could find me on the deck to search for whales, but I think on new year’s eve I had a better catch!

Ringing in the New Year on Eurodam

We didn’t think our spectacular 2008 ms Eurodam cruise over Christmas could be outdone but we’re delighted to report that our just-taken cruise over the New Year topped it. Not only were we thrilled to see Captain Jonathan Mercer again, but we got to know Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens as well. We had a wonderfully…   read more of “Ringing in the New…”

Amsterdam Gives Back in a Major Way

Amsterdam Gives Back in a Major Way

During Amsterdam’s holiday cruise the crew was able to make more donations to the less fortunate. Money was collected from each department to purchase a brand new television and two bicycles. A collection of clothing, teddy bears from the florist on board and 200 old-style bath robes were donated during our last call at Puerto…   read more of “Amsterdam Gives…”

Santa Claus Visits Maasdam’s Crew

Santa Claus Visits Maasdam’s Crew

Tony Brunning, our Internet manager, became Santa Claus for one day, and after having fun with the guests he visited different working areas to meet and greet the crew while wearing his Santa Claus attire. Everyone was happy to see Santa Claus on such a special day as Christmas and to have their picture taken.