On November 2, Maasdam’s team organized a special farewell reception for Juul Gehrmann, chief engineer. He will be leaving Holland America Line on November 7, 2012 after nearly 35 years of hard work and dedication. With a brilliant set up of food and drinks, we all got together to show our gratitude for his work… read more of “A Joyful Retirement…”
Category: Staff & Crew
Thanks to HAL’s Director of Beverage Services Gerald Mosslinger for this photo and post. Ryndam wine attendants had a unique opportunity to enhance their product knowledge by conducting a training trip to a Jerez vineyard called Gonzalez Byass, when the vessel called at Cadiz on October 29. The crew had a great time and enjoyed… read more of “Ryndam Crew Enjoy…”
Here are the winners from Amsterdam’s crew pumpkin carving contest. The crew carved the pumpkins on October 30th and then they were placed on display for guests to judge. Enjoy!
Here is a great group picture that was taken during the Amsterdam crew tour to Borobudur while the ship was at Java, Indonesia, on October 29th. Julie Berndsen is Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
Oosterdam‘s 2012 basketball competitions are underway! Here’s a picture of some of the players on the ship’s court. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.
The DAM Quit program is focused on maximizing crew buddy support. It uses new technology such as laser acupuncture, as well as traditional smoking cessation aids, like the nicotine patch and lozenges, to curb the urge to smoke cigarettes. Custom tools were developed to assess the progress of each participant and to create a system… read more of “Introducing the DAM…”
On the night of October 14th in Oosterdam‘s Vista Show Lounge, officers from the deck, engine and hotel departments danced with guests at the ‘Officers’ Black and White Ball.’ The guests and crew had a great time dancing through the night. Here are some snapshots from the dance floor. Crew pictured (clockwise): Jimmy Plug, 3rd… read more of “Black and White…”
It’s a common knowledge that beaches in the Caribbean are beautiful — sun, clear water and white sandy beaches are the tag line! About 30 Statendam crew members took a tour of De Palm Island during the ship’s call at Aruba. The crew tour began with a bus ride from the pier and then a… read more of “Statendam Crew…”