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Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to info@hollandamericablog.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer…   read more of “Cheers to…”

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

On July 10, 2013, while the ship was docked at Kusadasi, Turkey, the crew members of the Nieuw Amsterdam visited the ancient city of Ephesus. The ancient city of Ephesus, located near the Aegean Sea in modern day Turkey, was one of the great cities of the Greeks in Asia Minor and home to the…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Cruise Diary: How to Lose your iPad on a Cruise and then Register, Authorise and Download to it Onboard

Cruise Diary:  How to Lose your iPad on a Cruise and then Register, Authorise and Download to it Onboard

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. I’m pretty neurotic when I travel. For example, I’ll check that I have my passport and cruise card with me half-way down the passageway even though I just put it in my…   read more of “Cruise Diary: How…”

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

Thanks to HAL guest Patricia for sending in this post and great photos from her Canada/New England cruise with Veendam. We had a wonderful cruise on Veendam. Thanks to Ibrahim, Teghu, Sambas, Yimi, Haki and Isman for making our cruise so special. They were all so friendly & helpful. We hope we meet again.

Service Award Ceremony Aboard Zuiderdam

Service Award Ceremony Aboard Zuiderdam

At the end of June, we presented service awards to some of Holland America’s loyal crew members. They were accompanied by some of their supervisors, as well as Captain Christopher Turner and Hotel Director Boban Zivkovic. Congratulations to all for their achievement and thank you for your loyalty to Holland America Line. Jaime de Castro-van…   read more of “Service Award…”

The Priceless Moment

The Priceless Moment

While the Nieuw Amsterdam was docked in Istanbul, IT Officer Jose had the opportunity to watch his country’s football team, Chile, play football against Ghana. He said, “being so far away from home and getting the great surprise that your national team is playing in the under 20 FIFA World Cup is priceless! That was…   read more of “The Priceless…”

Fun Flight for Employee of the Month

Fun Flight for Employee of the Month

Thanks to Volendam Human Resource Manager Sandra Tobón Franco for sending in these photos. Seeing as the shore excursions staff had organized a special ‘fam-flight’, they decided to invite our “Employee of the Month,” Arturo Ramirez, up with them. It was a great day weather-wise and he was treated to a flight that included a…   read more of “Fun Flight for…”