On April 21 the crew of the ms Veendam took the concept of “Cruise With a Purpose” literally in their own hands. Cruise with a Purpose is a designation given to shore excursions that give back to the community or serve a higher purpose than entertainment, and today the crew of the Veendam did just… read more of “Together we Can…”
Category: Staff & Crew
In celebration of our 140th birthday, we organized a ship building contest among crew members aboard Zuiderdam. The ships were presented at the “History of Holland America-Then & Now” sales presentation for guests to vote on their favorite ships. Guests voted on “Favorite Ship,” “Most Creative Ship” and “Most Realistic Ship.” The ship voted as… read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”
Thanks to Prinsendam’s Night Audit Officer Candra for these exciting photos of Egypt’s Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Here are pictures are taken from our crew tour in Alexandria, Egypt. We all had a great time to see the wonder of the ancient world, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
After seven successful years, Captain Henk Keijer left Westerdam in February to join Eurodam. The crew surprised Captain Henk with an unexpected tribute honoring his service during the normal captain introductions. It began with Hotel Director Charles Verwaal giving a heartfelt speech. Soon after, the four lead vocalists sang a show-stopping rendition of Alicia Key’s… read more of “Captain…”
On April 21st the Veendam will be in Manta, Ecuador, and as soon as the ship is docked, a large group of our crew will go to a local school called School Care San Jose, which is located 20 minutes from the port in Manta. School Care San Jose is a school that currently has… read more of “Together we can…”
Here is a group shot of the latest HAL U Leadership Academy and Supervisory Excellence Graduates from the Statendam. Thanks to onboard Photo Manager Ian Kee for the great photo! Verlie Michelle Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.
During our recent visit to Egypt and Israel some in our crew were fortunate enough to visit the pyramids and also Jerusalem. The highlights of the Egypt tour were the Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and also the Egyptian Museum. This photo shows the 41 crew members in front of the Great Sphinx and the… read more of “Prinsendam Crew…”
Thanks to passenger Kees Brienen for taking this great picture of Westerdam’s Captain van Eerten nearby Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Yesterday I took this picture on the deck of the Westerdam. We just left Puerto Vallarta and whales were playing all around us. It was a great moment (unfortunately no photos of the whales). A few… read more of “Westerdam’s…”