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Staying Fit on Veendam

Staying Fit on Veendam

Here’s our brand new treadmill being put to good use by Senior Tailor Noli Roma Capiz. Anne Marie is Veendam’s human resources manager.

Up-Close with King Crabs in Ketchikan

Up-Close with King Crabs in Ketchikan

Here are more pictures from the Bearing Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour in Ketchikan. To see my previous post click HERE. This part of the tour was conducted by the professional fishermen who told us stories about crabbing and commercial fishing. They also had a simulated demonstration to show us the technique used to catch crab…   read more of “Up-Close with King…”

Foods of the Mediterranean Empires

Foods of the Mediterranean Empires

Big thanks to Gwen Pratesi, food and travel writer, for sending in these beautiful photos from her recent HAL sailing. Gwen will be writing more about the cruise and ports of call in the coming months on her own blog www.Bunkycooks.com. Enjoy! We sailed on the June 5th sailing of the Mediterranean Empires itinerary on…   read more of “Foods of the…”

Veendam’s Officers and Crew Play Soccer Match in Bermuda

Veendam’s Officers and Crew Play Soccer Match in Bermuda

On July 4th, teams of officers and crew from Veendam got together for an afternoon of soccer with a local Bermuda team. The guys had a great time, and the afternoon ended with a friendly match. The crew won!

Night at the Movies with Veendam

Night at the Movies with Veendam

Here is a great shot of a group of Veendam crew members on their “Night at the Movies” at the Speciality Cinema and Grill in Hamilton, Bermuda. On this night they got to watch “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 3D. Anne Marie is the human resources manager for the Veendam.

Prinsendam’s Crew Soccer

Prinsendam’s Crew Soccer

Since football/soccer is a beloved game here on board, crew members are always looking for an opportunity to take part in a recreational match. Here are a few pictures of ms Prinsendam football/soccer team in Copenhagen and Stockholm taking advantage of the local field and great weather. Enjoy!

Congratulations to Rudy for 40 years of Service!

Congratulations to Rudy for 40 years of Service!

On June 29th, Veendam honored Boatswain Rudy Willy Sumayku for 40 dedicated years with Holland America Line, as well as his upcoming retirement as he prepared to go home on July 1st. The evening commenced in the Bosun Store with Chief Officer Geert van der Knaap presenting Rudy with letters of gratitude from both Stein…   read more of “Congratulations to…”