My favorite time aboard our ships is evening when guests are spruced up for dinner and the show and the tinkling of the ivories combined with a light touch on the snares and the richness of a bass intermingles with the laughter of guests enjoying a carefree evening of warm conversation and dancing.
Category: Staff & Crew
It is always a pleasure dining in Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill. Our staff are very friendly and conscientious that “through excellence, we create once in a lifetime experiences, every time.” Of course the Pinnacle Grill would not be at its pinnacle without the great food prepared by the wonderful chefs.
Congratulations are in order to Hajnalka Lukacs, Ph.D., Holland America Line’s first female Safety Environmental Health Officer. Hajnalka exemplifies the endless possibilities for shipboard employees who, through hard work and sheer determination, work their way up through the ranks of the company. She began her career with HAL as a fitness coordinator on board Statendam to… read more of “Meet HAL’s First…”
Meet Statendam’s Guest Relations Manager Cindy Castro: I started with the company in 2001 as a guest relations attendant and worked my way up to my current position as guest relations manager. I worked in a 5-star hotel in the Philippines for seven years after graduating from The University of Santo Tomas where I received… read more of “In the Spotlight:…”
Meet Librarian Lauren DeNicola: I was born in Toronto Ontario. Growing up I always knew I wanted to travel the world and I thought what better way to see the world and make money then to work aboard ships? I am currently on the Statendam working as a Librarian on my third contract. I love… read more of “In the Spotlight:…”
Here is Part 2 of Rose Abello’s interview with Captain van Zaane. RA: What are your favorite ports on the upcoming itineraries? EvZ: I really enjoy the ports where we overnight: Venice, Istanbul, Barcelona. But Venice will always be a special place for me. My wife and I have celebrated many events here – our… read more of “An Interview with…”
The official handover has been done and the ship is officially ours! Here is the first (one and only) deck department of the Nieuw Amsterdam IV! As you can see on the picture it was taken 4 minutes after the handover! June 30, 2010, at 12:04 PM LT. Tim Lodder is Nieuw Amsterdam’s navigation officer.
In honor of the final days leading up to the launch of Nieuw Amsterdam, we’re having a fun quiz everyday for the last 10 days. Yesterday — Day 7 — we asked: QUESTION: How tall is Nieuw Amsterdam’s Navigation Officer Tim Lodder? The answer is 7 feet! Tim told us that he gets asked that… read more of “Countdown Quiz #7:…”