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Meet HAL’s Shore Operations Department at Port Everglades

Meet HAL’s Shore Operations Department at Port Everglades

Last month, Eurodam docked at Port Everglades’ Pier 26 for the last time this season. During the embarkation and disembarkation process shore-side, Holland America Line’s Ft. Lauderdale-based shore operations department, led by regional manager Sally Stirn, guided guests through the embarkation process as they arrived at the port. The shore operations department employs about 150…   read more of “Meet HAL’s…”

Meet Nieuw Amsterdam’s Housekeeping Newbuild Team

Meet Nieuw Amsterdam’s Housekeeping Newbuild Team

The ship is a buzz of activities for its preparation on its upcoming delivery. The Housekeeping team plays a very important role to get a ship ready. Under the very meticulous eyes of Chief Housekeeper Tetet Prihanotko, who has done several newbuilds (Oosterdam, Noordam, Westerdam, and as an additional chief housekeeper and a full chief…   read more of “Meet Nieuw…”

Meet Barman Oro Dugan

Meet Barman Oro Dugan

Barman Oro Dugan is not only an excellent barman on board the Zuiderdam, he is also a champion martial artist. Oro is an avid student and teacher of the Philippine national sport—arnis (stick fighting). Oro learned the sport of arnis in his physical education class at college. He was a fast learner and quickly mastered…   read more of “Meet Barman Oro…”

Meet Two Nieuw Amsterdam Team Members

Meet Two Nieuw Amsterdam Team Members

This is a recent photo from the shipyard of Ernesto Palmas, a Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding inspector, and Holland America’s Lifesaving Officer Evert Stuurop discussing their next call. Ernesto is responsible for inspecting all of the safety equipment aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. He also works closely with HAL deck officers to make sure that all safety systems…   read more of “Meet Two Nieuw…”

Cruise Diary: The Faces of Holland America

Cruise Diary: The Faces of Holland America

Aboard the Amsterdam. April 21, 2010 Day four of a seven-day plus navigation port to port in route Petropavlovsk, Siberia, Russia to Vancouver B.C. The world economy is back. How do I know? Jeanne and I had lunch today with Amsterdam Hotel Manager Henk Mensink. He told us that this year spending across the board…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Meet More HAL Captains

Meet More HAL Captains

Here are some more photos of our Facebook fans with our wonderful captains. Here is a picture of my wife and me with on the Westerdam, February 3, 2010. We were on the Westerdam for the Eastern-Western Caribbean Collector cruise Jan 31 through Feb 14. Jan 31 was our 40th wedding anniversary and this cruise…   read more of “Meet More HAL…”

Meet Some HAL Captains

Meet Some HAL Captains

We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to send in photos of them with our captains. Once again, thanks for the tremendous response! Chuck and Ru Huffman with Captain Mercer aboard Eurodam after renewing their wedding vows celebrating 20 years of marriage. Captain Werner Timmers after presenting Elaine and Ian Hill of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada…   read more of “Meet Some HAL…”

Noordam’s Got Talent

Noordam’s Got Talent

It is very refreshing to see the number of talented people we have on board ms Noordam. We see them on a daily basis performing their job duties they were hired for, but many of them have special talents that most of us know nothing about. Andy Chandra Kosim is one of the laundry attendants…   read more of “Noordam’s Got…”