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…”
Category: Staff & Crew
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…”
Thanks to Human Resources Managers Julie and Annemarie for sending in photos of Veendam and Rotterdam’s 4th of July celebrations, respectively.
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…”