On Nov. 7, the Maasdam crew and officers said goodbye to Chief Engineer Juul Gehrmann after nearly 35 years of hard work, dedication and service. We rolled out the red carpet, had a lineup of hotel, deck and engine officers and with thanks from our corporate office, we even had a limousine take Juul and… read more of “Maasdam Crew Bids…”
Category: Staff & Crew
On Nov. 4, 2012, Volendam donated some 19 boxes of pillows to a Mataram (Lombok) orphanage. This donation was kindly received by three representatives from the orphanage who were extremely thankful for the donation and said that they would be much appreciated by the children. Volendam plans to make more donations in Komodo Island when… read more of “Volendam Makes…”
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was a beautiful place to spend our leisure time. The day was a perfect mix of ecological discovery, natural beauty and spirited entertainment. We were greeted by Jaime, our tour leader for the Sea Lion Encounter tour, at the pier. Then a private catamaran sailed us to a private resort where sea… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
Here are some photos from Zuiderdam’s front office training class held on board Nov. 4. The staff participated in a variety of team-building exercises to strengthen their bond and give them greater confidence with each other and their positions.
Some people take a car to work, some the subway. Not a lot of people can say they’re taking a ship from A to B. Imagine that you would have to have a meeting every time you get in your car. Imagine you would have to take wind speed, weather and numerous other factors into… read more of “Just Another Day in…”
Oosterdam’s maiden voyage to the Australia/New Zealand region ended today with the ship docking at Sydney, Australia, where the journey began. Since each port of call during the 14-night cruise was a first, Oosterdam held a customary plaque exchange ceremony at each visit. Here are photos from each exchange: Hobart, Tasmania
While in Indonesia, Amsterdam crew were visited by family members. It was a great day and we had over 800 visitors. It was great fun to see all of the families meeting up.
Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. On one of our many days at sea, while heading back to San Diego, we organized an art auction to benefit Westerdam’s crew fund. The pieces of art that were auctioned off by our professional Park West Auctioneers were created… read more of “Westerdam Hosts Art…”