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Stocking, Staffing Nieuw Amsterdam is a Big Job

Stocking, Staffing Nieuw Amsterdam is a Big Job

Stan Kuppens, Nieuw Amsterdam’s hotel manager, working at Holland America Line’s Seattle headquarters preparing for the launch of the ship. Stan Kuppens is very good at what he does, which probably is why he was named hotel manager for Nieuw Amsterdam, reprising the role he fulfilled on Eurodam. It’s an important role, as he is…   read more of “Stocking, Staffing…”

Meet Project Manager Henry Veringa

Meet Project Manager Henry Veringa

As the newbuild project manager for Holland America Line, Henry Veringa has been based at the Fincantieri shipyard since June 2006. In his role, he provides local support for the newbuild projects and is the liaison between the newbuild team (deck, engine and hotel operations) and the shipyard. Additionally, he checks the ship’s drawings and…   read more of “Meet Project…”

At Eurodam’s Helm, Captain of the ‘Love Boat’

At Eurodam’s Helm, Captain of the ‘Love Boat’

Captain Jeroen van Donselaar shown above at Eurodam’s naming in Rotterdam. The following is based on an interview and story that originally appeared in the winter 2006 issue of The Avid Cruiser. On the day before Valentine’s Day (2005), during staff introductions to an audience of Holland America Line passengers, the then-39-year-old captain of the…   read more of “At Eurodam’s…”

Meet Crew Purser Anthony Garofalo

Meet Crew Purser Anthony Garofalo

Anthony Garofalo is a crew purser for Holland America Line. The crew purser is the on-board representative of the Seagoing Human Resources Department. Among other things, the crew purser is ultimately responsible for the general welfare and on-board life of the crew on each Holland America ship. At the age of 9 Anthony went on…   read more of “Meet Crew Purser…”