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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…”

Doing Good in Hamilton

Doing Good in Hamilton

Thanks to Prinsendam’s human resources manager Angel George for sharing with us the accomplishments garnered by his team’s charitable efforts on their Grand Mediterranean Voyage. When arriving at our port of call in Hamilton, Bermuda, on May 14, the Prinsendam crew under the direction of Culinary Art Center Host Annette Gonzalez had the privilege of visiting Tomorrow’s…   read more of “Doing Good in…”

Seeing Glacier Bay for the First Time

Seeing Glacier Bay for the First Time

Here is a brief article with photos from Human Resources Clerk Ray Manutu about his first time seeing Glacier Bay, Alaska. Some crew members and I were about to have an exciting experience in Glacier Bay. It was raining and the air was freezing. The water was full of small icebergs; we saw two bald…   read more of “Seeing Glacier Bay…”

Chief Engineers Visit ss Rotterdam’s Engine Room

Chief Engineers Visit ss Rotterdam’s Engine Room

At the recent Senior Management Conference on ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam, our chief engineers got to go below deck for a look at the engine room. Chief Engineers Hans Bloks and Willem Dullaert served as chief engineer onboard ss Rotterdam when the ship was in service.

HAL Honors Shipboard and Shoreside Retirees

HAL Honors Shipboard and Shoreside Retirees

Holland America Line honored recent (or soon-to-be) retirees at the Senior Management Conference banquet in Rotterdam. We’re sure you’ll recognized some of your favorite faces from our offices and fleet. Congratulations, and here’s wishing them all the best in their retirement!

A Soccer Day in Stockholm

A Soccer Day in Stockholm

Here is a photo from an incredible day of crew soccer in Stockholm. For the first game we played against a different ship and won 3-1 and then had a friendly Rotterdam scrimmage. Julie Seidel is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.