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Celebrating 35 Years of Service

Celebrating 35 Years of Service

On March 30, Noordam’s Deck Storekeeper Mardi Sani Thalib received an award for 35 years of service during our 140th anniversary celebration. This was a very special event for Mardi, as he will be retiring from Holland America Line at the end of April.

Double Trouble Times Three

Double Trouble Times Three

Look at this great photo of some families sailing on board the Amsterdam. What makes it so unique? Well, three officers had their families sailing with them for a few weeks: Provision Master Antonio “Bong” Cruz, Jr., Controller Jusuf Nouvy and Night Audit Officer Didiet Ardananto. Each one of these officers has a set of…   read more of “Double Trouble…”

Welcome, Baby Dylan!

Welcome, Baby Dylan!

On March 15, 2013, a healthy baby boy, Dylan Rien Honcoop, was born weighing 8 Lbs. Dylan means “son of the waves” and that is exactly what he is. My wife Mary and I met in 2004 on board Rotterdam, while she was working as a dancer and I was an engineer. We have been…   read more of “Welcome, Baby…”

Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Veendam’s project to renovate a school on April 21 in Manta, Ecuador, is in full swing and the first donations are in! With an overwhelming response from the Veendam crew, we started the project of with a big bang. The plan to go to the school and to renovate it together was received so well,…   read more of “Donations for…”

Rotterdam’s Crew Explore Petra

Rotterdam’s Crew Explore Petra

Here are some great photos from when Rotterdam’s crew visited the ancient ruins of Petra, located in Jordan. P.L. Kaham is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.

Happy Retirement Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu

Happy Retirement Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu

Here are some pictures from Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu’s retirement get-together. Frans worked with Holland America Line for almost 30 years and was a very popular and appreciated presence on board. The Veendam crew will miss having “Om Frans” (Uncle Frans) onboard and wish him all the best for his retirement years.