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Staff Member Inspires a Guest

Staff Member Inspires a Guest

Thanks to guests Don and Cheri for sending in these nice words about one of our staff members. Travel Guide Ian Page has been on the Eurodam for two of our Transatlantics. He is a wonderful wealth of information. Not only does the preview all the ports, he waits for you as you leave the…   read more of “Staff Member…”

Zaandam Rewards Years of Service

Zaandam Rewards Years of Service

Zaandam Captain Pieter Jan Van Maurik recently gave out Service Awards to some crew members. Congratulations to all the wonderful recipients.

Zuiderdam Soccer Team on a Winning Streak

Zuiderdam Soccer Team on a Winning Streak

With the Alaska Season starting up again, the crew can play soccer in Juneau. The Zuiderdam is in Juneau, together with our sister ship the Westerdam and also the Star Princess. This makes for some good games. The Zuiderdam players beat both the Westerdam & Star Princess Team! We hope they are up for a…   read more of “Zuiderdam Soccer…”

Rotterdam vs. Eurodam

Rotterdam vs. Eurodam

Here is a great photo taken when Eurodam’s crew invited Rotterdam‘s crew over for a friendly soccer match. Julie Seidel is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.

Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot Recipe Wins Baccardi Cruise Competition

Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot Recipe Wins Baccardi Cruise Competition

Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam‘s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos of the Bacardi Cruise Competition winner. Melecio Mirandilla, 2nd  patissier onboard Nieuw Amsterdam, recently won the dessert category for the Baccardi Cruise Competition with his “Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot.” Hotel Director Marco Van Belleghem, Manager of Culinary Ops Darren Lewis and Executive…   read more of “Chocolate Oakheart…”

40 Years of Service

40 Years of Service

On the May 26, 2013, a special party was held in honor of Chief Engineer Peter Pals who is celebrating his 40 Year Anniversary with Holland America Line. All departments — Nautical, Technical and Hotel staff members — were in attendance to assist in celebrating this momentous occasion. In his speech Chief Engineer Pals shared…   read more of “40 Years of…”

The Eurodam Dream Team

The Eurodam Dream Team

Thanks to Niño L. Lagare, Eurodam‘s second electrician, for introducing us to the ship’s basketball team. They look like they’re ready for the NBA! I introduce Eurodam’s Engine Department Basketball Team. As we sail away from Stockholm, Sweden, everyone gathered to shape up and prepare ourselves for the upcoming Filipino Independence Day games.

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”