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Statendam Crew Helps a School in Nicaragua

Statendam Crew Helps a School in Nicaragua

Last year on Statendam, we went to Nicaragua where we renovated a school. About 100 crew members and officers helped renovate the entire school in just one day. From painting to plumbing to roof work and electricity, all was taken care of by the Statendam team. The appreciation we received from the students and teachers…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Here are some more of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Julie Boudoux for taking such amazing…   read more of “Captain…”

More Aloha Spirit on Zaandam with New Uniform Shirts

More Aloha Spirit on Zaandam with New Uniform Shirts

In order to enhance the Hawaiian experience for our guests, Hotel Director Cees Tesselaar chose and purchased material in Hawaii and the tailors on board the Zaandam made shirts for all the various departments. This pictures shows each department with their “own style” shirt.

Congratulations Maasdam Graduates!

Congratulations Maasdam Graduates!

Another HAL University graduation ceremony has been held with seven Maasdam leaders. Congratulations to you all! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Crew Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Zuiderdam

Crew Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Zuiderdam

Below are some pictures from the international lunch held aboard the Zuiderdam on March 12 in Curacao. This was an event where cuisine from around the globe (particular focus on food geographically representative of our diverse workforce) was prepared for all crew members in general appreciation for continued dedication and hard work in making the…   read more of “Crew Appreciation…”

Lifeboat Assistants Make the Grade

Lifeboat Assistants Make the Grade

Thanks to Andrew Barker, first officer on Ryndam, for this post. Another group of lifeboat assistants celebrate their course graduation aboard the Ryndam on March 15, 2013. The group was taught by Third Officer Martyn James and myself.

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Here are some of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Boudoux for taking such great photos of…   read more of “Captain…”