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Donation to Local School in Parintins, Brazil

Donation to Local School in Parintins, Brazil

During our call to Parintins, Brazil, on March 4, Prinsendam under the direction of the Grand Voyage Hostess Annette Gonzalez had Father Benito, teachers and the children from Casa de Acholhida (a local art school) on-board. Annette had arranged fund-raising activities during the Grand South America Voyage with guests and crew. The Prinsendam was successful…   read more of “Donation to Local…”

Touring the Great Wall of China

Touring the Great Wall of China

The Volendam Crew recently took a trip to the Great Wall of China. Here you will find photos of some of our crew on their way to the wall, at the wall, and finally, our Housekeeping team after the tour heading back home to the ship. 🙂

Touring the Forbidden City

Touring the Forbidden City

Thanks to Volendam’s Chief Engineer Joop Holtzer for sending in this great group photo of a crew tour to the Forbidden City at Beijing, China.

Cruise Diary: Zaandam’s Fabulous Crew, Part 2

Cruise Diary: Zaandam’s Fabulous Crew, Part 2

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband cruised again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find photos I had taken of the fabulous Front Desk staff especially of Grachel Singh who was extremely helpful and always…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Happy Retirement, Captain Consen

Happy Retirement, Captain Consen

After 36 years of service and 3,688 days at sea, Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen is retiring from Holland America Line and the Maasdam and Veendam ship staff, officers and crew wanted to wish him a happy retirement. Verlie Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.