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On Deck for the Cure: Oct. 6, 2010

On Deck for the Cure: Oct. 6, 2010

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be posting an On Deck for the Cure Fact every day we publish this month. Holland America Line crew members often take time out of their work day to participate in the On Deck for the Cure® walk with guests. They enjoy the opportunity to engage…   read more of “On Deck for the…”

On Deck for the Cure Fact: Oct. 5, 2010

On Deck for the Cure Fact: Oct. 5, 2010

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be posting an On Deck for the Cure Fact every day we publish this month. Holland America Line hosted 350 guests of the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate Annual Survivor Celebration on board ms Oosterdam in Seattle last month. Nearly 100 ship staff turned out…   read more of “On Deck for the…”

On Deck for the Cure Fact: Oct. 4, 2010

On Deck for the Cure Fact: Oct. 4, 2010

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be posting an On Deck for the Cure Fact every day we publish this month. More than 150,000 Holland America Line guests have joined in nearly 2,000 On Deck for the Cure walks, a non-competitive 5k walk of nine to 13 laps around the ships’ teak…   read more of “On Deck for the…”

Quick Action Saves Woman on Zaandam

Quick Action Saves Woman on Zaandam

A crew member, an entertainer and the medical team are credited with saving the life of a guest on ms Zaandam during a recent Alaska cruise. Cruise Director Eric Dowis and guest entertainer Joel Mason were near the Lido Pool when they noticed a commotion poolside. As they arrived at the pool, Dowis saw a…   read more of “Quick Action Saves…”

A Nice Surprise for Captain van der Loo

A Nice Surprise for Captain van der Loo

Captain van der Loo’s likeness was captured by one of his artistic crew members I Wayan Ariatna. The Captain was surprised with the gift of his portrait from the Housekeeping Attendant on the morning he disembarked. Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates Indonesian Independence Day

Nieuw Jakarta Celebrates Indonesian Independence Day

Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note with some fun pictures of the Indonesian independence day celebration on August 17. Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. MERDEKA! (Freedom!) The crew activity committee was in full swing at ms Nieuw Jakarta for the annual 65th Indonesian independence…   read more of “Nieuw Jakarta…”