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A Night Out at the Movies

A Night Out at the Movies

While in Bermuda during the week, crew members enjoyed the opportunity to see the newest Hollywood blockbusters at the local theater, sponsored by the Personnel Excellence Program. The movie tickets are a steal, being sold at just $5.00 each week. This week, a group of about 25 of us went to see Men In Black…   read more of “A Night Out at the…”

Friendly Soccer Match in Bermuda

Friendly Soccer Match in Bermuda

Thanks to Veendam’s Human Resources Clerk Putra for sending pictures of the Administration Team and the Food Service Team before their recent friendly soccer match in Bermuda. Food Service won this week 3-0.

Love Connection on the High Seas

Love Connection on the High Seas

Henry and Stephanie met in 2009 whilst sailing on the Veendam in Alaska. Henry was a cadet and Stephanie was youth staff. They continued to keep in contact whilst Henry went back to Warsash Maritime Academy near Southampton to finish off his nautical studies. Henry qualified as a deck officer in 2010 and since then…   read more of “Love Connection on…”

Ryndam Hosts Lunch for HAL University Graduates

Ryndam Hosts Lunch for HAL University Graduates

In the month of May, 54 hotel department managers completed the HAL University leadership classes aboard Ryndam. On May 30th, a department wide meeting for supervisors and managers was organized to recapitulate what was discussed and taught during the leadership courses and to reemphasize the goals. The meeting was followed by a group picture and…   read more of “Ryndam Hosts Lunch…”

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Last week HAL’s UK team gathered to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a four-day extravaganza marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, with lots of Union Jacks.

HAL’s Past and Present Meet on Rotterdam

HAL’s Past and Present Meet on Rotterdam

As ms Rotterdam was sailing out of Rotterdam, Netherlands, we had the honor and privilege to meet with many of our ex HAL employees. This time, the culinary management had the pleasure to meet Mr. Boels who sailed on board the old Nieuw Amsterdam, Ryndam, Maasdam and Statendam from 1959 until 1969 as a provision…   read more of “HAL’s Past…”