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Tiziano: Best-Dressed 2-Year-Old in the Fleet

Tiziano: Best-Dressed 2-Year-Old in the Fleet

We received this post and photo from Marco van Belleghem, hotel manager on ms Westerdam. The tailors on the Westerdam made this beautiful formal outfit for my son Tiziano. Having only just celebrated his second birthday, he has been sailing on board the Noordam since the end of November and on board the Westerdam since…   read more of “Tiziano:…”

Meet Zuiderdam’s ‘Junior Assistant Envionmental Officer’

Meet Zuiderdam’s ‘Junior Assistant Envionmental Officer’

Submitted by Ralph Bladen, environmental officer aboard Zuiderdam. Over the holidays my wife Karen and 5-year-old son Ben visited the Zuiderdam during the two “holiday” cruises to Panama. We took the opportunity to renew our wedding vows after 15 years of marriage, with the service being conducted by Captain Dirk Van den Burgh. Ben had…   read more of “Meet…”

Meet Zuiderdam’s Captain Timmers

Meet Zuiderdam’s Captain Timmers

Captain Werner Timmers Born and raised in the town of Roosendaal in the southern part of the Netherlands, Captain Werner Timmers decided on a career at sea in his last year at Norbertus Lyceum. After entering the Nautical Academy in Vlissingen, he spent his apprentice year in 1984 aboard Holland America Line’s Noordam. After graduating…   read more of “Meet…”

Statendam Has Girl Power

Statendam Has Girl Power

From left: 4th Officer Elianne Rongen, 3rd Officer Dorith Zonneveld and 2nd Officer Martel Fursdon. We thought we would share the attached photo with you. Currently on board Statendam we have three female deck officers — one in each rank — making up over a third of the bridge team. Sent in by Martel Fursdon.