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…”
Category: Staff & Crew
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.
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…”
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…”
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…”
The good people of Haines, Alaska, put together a dance instruction video and had several of their community members come out the pier to meet the ms Zaandam on May 22, 2013, for a surprise Flash Mob Dance. In addition to the community members of Haines participating, we had the front office team, future cruise… read more of “Flash Mob Dancers…”
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.
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!