This week aboard the ms Zaandam, we had the pleasure of celebrating the milestones of some of our very hard working crew members. A coffee chat was held in the Rotterdam Dining Room to welcome over 40 new HAL crew members and four Service Awardees were honored for their dedication. In front of their peers,… read more of “Zaandam’s…”
Category: Staff & Crew
Our wonderful Hotel Manager Simon De Boer came up with a brilliant idea to have newsletters such as Indonesian, Filipino news in both English and their native languages as well as various international newsletters available in the digital format. Four Nooks were installed in the crew mess room and four more are planned to be… read more of “New Nooks for…”
Special thanks to Ryndam’s Human Resources Clerk Ray for submitting these photos from a recent crew tour at Mont St. Michel and a visit to London.
The futsal tournament was held on-board the Ryndam. Crew members from the house keeping, laundry, entertainment, shops, dining room, engine and deck departments made up the eleven teams who participated in the tournament. A team of sailors were declared the winners and received a prize to congratulate them on their victory. Kateryna Bannikova is Ryndam’s… read more of “Ryndam’s…”
Days 111-112, April 26-27: Gratitude is like a bud that blooms into a beautiful flower when thanks are actually given. Today I have a whole garden of blossoms for Holland America’s Amsterdam as our 112-day Grand World Voyage draws to an end. This World Cruise, of which Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Ten members from the deck department on board the Oosterdam completed a PSCRB course (proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats) and in addition they completed a tender driver course. Deck Officer Casper Stravers was their training instructor. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.
As the 2012 Asia season is coming to a close, the Zaandam is still treading through exciting waters as we continue to make inaugural calls to Japanese ports. A recent visit to Naha, Japan and the island of Amami-Oshima, Japan brought great new opportunities to introduce HAL to new communities and for our guests and… read more of “Zaandam’s…”
Some of Maasdam’s crewmembers had the opportunity to go to Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas. Coral World Ocean Park is a great place, with a focus on preservation. There are possibilities to do shark encounters, turtle encounters and stingray encounters, but you can also swim with a sea lion or go sea trekking… read more of “A Visit to Coral…”