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Volendam’s Real Life Hero

Volendam’s Real Life Hero

A big token of gratitude is in order for Volendam Salon Manager Cynthia Ferguson who was presented with the “Life Saver Award” for saving a passenger’s life! Two cruises ago, she saved a guest’s life in the dining room by performing the Heimlich maneuver to stop her from choking. The guest wrote a letter to…   read more of “Volendam’s…”

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Rotterdam is currently on its way to Indonesia. But before we arrive at that wonderful country, Pinnacle Grill Stewards Ria and Lelik held a cooking demonstration for our guests. They made Nasi Goreng and Sambal, a traditional dish from their homeland Indonesia, in the Culinary Arts Center. Enjoy! Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms…   read more of “Cooking…”

Sailors Get Certified On Board Nieuw Amsterdam

Sailors Get Certified On Board Nieuw Amsterdam

On January 18th several of Nieuw Amsterdam‘s crew completed a 12-day Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB) course. The course is 35 hours of on board theoretical and practical training and assessments in lifeboats and life rafts operations, as well as sea survival techniques and first aid. All the participants are now certified…   read more of “Sailors Get…”

Statendam Crew Celebrate Decade with HAL

Statendam Crew Celebrate Decade with HAL

Congratulations to Statendam‘s Service Award recipients for the month of January. Crew Officer Ivan Suhendro and Beverage Attendant Antonio Corteza reached their 10-year career milestone with HAL this month. Great job! Photo taken by Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat. Verlie Michelle Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.

Noordam Lovebirds Tie the Knot in St. Thomas

Noordam Lovebirds Tie the Knot in St. Thomas

Congrats to Marcelino Machado Oliveira and Paola Claudia Crespo, junior housekeepers on Noordam, for their recent exchange of vows. They were married on Jan. 4, 2013, on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. We wish them all the best! P. L. Kaham is Noordam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Meet Captain Bos

Cruise Diary: Meet Captain Bos

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Whenever I am flying, or in this case cruising, I always wonder who is behind that…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”