Holland America Line’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld sent in these pictures and report from Amsterdam: The Amsterdam started the 67 day Grand Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific Voyage last month. Executive Chef Bernie Rius is of course back again to create another grand culinary experience for our guests. En Route to Nuka Hiva… read more of “Grand Voyage…”
We had a great time and wish we were still with all of you on your way to Florida!!! — Jan
Westerdam called at Acapulco, Mexico, Oct. 4. Acapulco, city of endless traffic … VW Beetles as their main form of transportation, the four tops (going loco down in Acapulco ) and of course the famous La Quebrada Cliff Divers. The La Quebrada Cliff Divers are a group of professional high divers based in Acapulco, Mexico…. read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Future Cruise Consultant Jayne Colella sent us more amazing photos and stories from her travels through Africa, most recently on a South African safari. Jayne will join Noordam in Rome October 6. Hello again! It’s been a week and a bit since climbing Kili in Tanzania , and after that strenuous trek straight uphill for… read more of “On Safari with…”
Holland America Line won a “Travel Weekly” Gold Magellan Award for Social Media at a ceremony in New York yesterday. “Travel Weekly” is the leading travel trade publication in North America. Holland America Line has built a comprehensive Internet presence that integrates the hollandamerica.com Web site with the Holland America Blog and social media sites… read more of “Holland America…”
Team ms Amsterdam was able to participate in the SAGA Ropes Course on August 31 in Juneau, Alaska. Thirteen team members challenged themselves with activities that required them to communicate, overcome their fears and work together as a team. Cadets Bart Adriaan Vermuij, Arjan Hein W. Molenkamp and Jacobus Cornelis Van Schie wrote the following:… read more of “Amsterdam Crew Hits…”
Kateryna Bannikova, Maasdam’s crew purser, sent us this photo and note from a recent celebration on board marking India’s Independence. The small, but mighty, Indian community on ms Maasdam threw a nice party to celebrate Indian Independence Day on August 14th. The gathering took place in the fabulously decorated petty officers’ mess with the national… read more of “Maasdam Celebrates…”
The grand show buffet took place for our guests during the Voyage of the Vikings cruise. The pictures, provided by Executive Chef Joachim Barelamn and Manager of Culinary Operations Edmond Woo, show the edible masterpieces handcrafted by the culinary team of ms Maasdam for the viewing and enjoyment of our guests.