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Time for a Friendly Match

Time for a Friendly Match

Every two weeks during the Alaska season, Statendam plays against the Oosterdam soccer team in Juneau. It’s not about who wins the games, it’s all about friendship. Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat is Statendam’s human resources clerk.

Statendam Crew ‘Unplugged’

Statendam Crew ‘Unplugged’

Special thanks to Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat, Statendam’s human resources clerk, for sharing this post. Recently aboard Statendam, crew members gathered to sing Top 40 and country songs in the crew mess with band leader Mario, fellow band members, Statendam’s cruise consultant and crew from the housekeeping and dining room departments. The ‘Unplugged’ event is…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Amsterdam’s Beach Clean-Up in Alaska

Amsterdam’s Beach Clean-Up in Alaska

The beach clean up in Alaska went very well. When we arrived at the beach we split into two groups. The Allen Marine contingent consisted of the boat captain, engineer (Mike), a naturalist (Bill), and Margo who is attending Evergreen State College but interning for the Marine Conservation Institute in Sitka during the summer. One…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Gratitude for Great Service

Gratitude for Great Service

Special thanks to HAL guests Martha Snow and Madeleine Clohosey for sending in this thoughtful post from their March cruise on Zuiderdam. We were on the Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise in March 2012, where we met a wonderful Zuiderdam crew member named Vittorio. His delightful smile and good humor were the perfect ending to our…   read more of “Gratitude for Great…”

Statendam’s Team Building in Juneau

Statendam’s Team Building in Juneau

Special thanks to Henry Bin Uyu hidayat, Statendam’s human resources clerk, for sharing this post with us. Getting to Juneau, Alaska, is an experience in and of itself. We were there for the Saga team building initiative. The tour operator picked us up at the pier and drove us to the lake. Winding along the…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Westerdam Crew Tours Alaskan Brewery

Westerdam Crew Tours Alaskan Brewery

Here is a photo of Westerdam crew members at the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau. A special tour of the brewery was given to the top performers last month. Jeff Schibel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.

Welcome the Newest Addition to the HAL Family

Welcome the Newest Addition to the HAL Family

Exciting news, blog fans! We are proud to introduce Rowan van Donselaar, born Aug. 1, 2012, to Pam and Captain Jeroen van Donselaar! Be sure to take a good look at his adorable shirt! Welcome to the family, Baby Rowan!