Thanks to Human Resources Managers Julie and Annemarie for sending in photos of Veendam and Rotterdam’s 4th of July celebrations, respectively.
Category: Staff & Crew
We would like to compliment this staff member who made our cruise last week to Norway with ms Rotterdam. The help from her and the other members of the front office was marvelous. Thank you all! — Family de Haan, Rotterdam
Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Thanking the HAL crew with these snapshots for welcoming my first time cruiser friends so warmly. Beverage Manager Hans Becker well represents the personal charm of HAL’s officers. It was… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Zaandam’s Filipino community recently celebrated their 115th Independence Day on June 12th. The day started with a flag raising ceremony and traditional dance presentation, then lead to tug-of-war games on the pier, followed by an appreciation dinner and later a crew party.
Due to the excessive heat warning being escalated to elevations below 6000′ (formerly 4000′), the organizers were forced out of every possible venue to hold the Running with the Devil race near Las Vegas, Nevada, June 29th. After a very disappointing day of not running, the organization offered several ways of compensation. One of them… read more of “Hotel Director Bert…”
Rotterdam‘s Hotel Director Jessica Schumann did well in her ultramarathon which was held last month. She finished the 45 mile (73KM) in 9:53:12 and ended as 27th in her age group. Here is a photo from Jessica during her brutal race – well done Jessica! As far as my race is concerned, that is scheduled… read more of “Hotel Director…”
Here is a shot from our soccer game in Bergen, Norway, against the Ventura P&O ship. Photo by Indra HR Clerk. Julie Seidel is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.
Today is Day of the Seafarer! In tribute to all of our seafarers and the world’s 1.5 million seafarers, we proudly say “Thank you, Seafarers!” for all that you do, the sacrifices you make and the smiles you put on so many faces.