The Indian crew on board Veendam celebrated India’s Independence Day on August 15. Although the Indian community is small on-board, the enthusiasm and spirit of crew members of all nationalities transformed the celebration into a fun night of music, dance and socializing.
“Though we are in mid seas far away from our country we love to celebrate our national day festivities. It’s our pleasure to celebrate such occasions with crew of different nationalities because we all together form the Holland America Line family. Independence Day celebrations bring the message of freedom, peace and love to the world and it is the responsibility of each patriot to spread this message” – Neil D’Souza, pastry chef from India.
Odir Rodriguez A is Veendam’s human resources manager.