A great opportunity for crew members aboard Zaandam is the chance to enjoy one of the most amazing ports in Mexico — Cabo San Lucas. During a recent call, eight crew members enhanced their visit by swimming with dolphins on a crew tour I organized. The crew commented that the experience was unique and enjoyable,… read more of “Zaandam Crew Have a…”
Category: Staff & Crew
Here are some great photos of our to Benoa, Bali. Amsterdam’s crew had 600 of their family members visit and these are just some of the ones I managed to catch during check in.
During Eurodam’s call at Grand Turk, the monthly Service Award Ceremony was held in the Rembrandt Dining Room with a total of 330 years of service to Holland America. Congrats! Amy Kreft is Eurodam’s human resources manager.
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn was on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and sent in posts during her voyage. Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner: Favorite Party — Dutch Get-together With ALL they gatherings at the piano, shows, dining choices to meet and greet fellow passengers, sometimes a good time just… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Special thanks to Agus Bdui Palguna, dining room steward on Zaandam, for this beautiful sunset shot taken while the ship was moored at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Volendam recently celebrated Captain Arno Jutten’s birthday and there was no hiding for the captain, as the celebrations followed him throughout the day. It was first kicked off during breakfast on a sea-day, when the lido staff sang happy birthday. Then, at coffee time on the bridge, he was further surprised when the cruise director… read more of “Happy Birthday,…”
October 20, 1978, Holland America Line was lucky enough to attract and hire Mr. Frans Karel Consen as a 2nd Officer (Navigation). In December 1993 he took the helm as Captain Frans Karel Consen for the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was that same year and on that ship where he met his lovely wife Karen Michele,… read more of “Saying Goodbye to…”
During Maasdam’s three-day stay in Rio de Janeiro, 88 crewmembers had the opportunity to join a crew tour to Corcovado to see the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer. Due to the amount of people, the crewmembers were split up in two groups and unfortunately only one group was able to accomplish a group photo…. read more of “Maasdam Crew Tours…”