We were attending the Senior Management Conference in Rotterdam, and we found a bit of time to run. Every morning we assembled at 5:45 am for a 10k/6M early morning run and when time allowed we did the same thing in the evening. We wish Jessica lots of luck. On the 25th of May she… read more of “Hotel Directors…”
Category: Staff & Crew
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.
Kudos to our team for their recognized excellence of service aboard ms Westerdam. And thank you to Susan and Ed Blake for sharing their experience with us. We would like to take a moment to commend the crew of the Westerdam, especially those in the dining room for their expert and exceptional service. Our dining steward,… read more of “Service Excellence…”
Here are a few pictures from our Service Award ceremony and New Hire Chat.
During its South Pacific Crossing, the crew of the ms Oosterdam were treated to a tour of Te Puia in Rotorua, New Zealand, where traditional dances were performed for the group.
The City of Rotterdam graciously hosted the Holland America Line team at the Historic Rotterdam Town Hall as a kick off to our 2013 Senior Management Conference that is taking place in Rotterdam on the ss Rotterdam. Every year we bring together senior executives from the offices and officers from the ships to talk about… read more of “HAL Senior…”
Robert “Nick” Nichols, ms Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note and photos of the center’s recent classes of graduates. ms Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Congratulations to the 175th class and graduates of the Housekeeping/Laundry class and the 40th Clerk class held at ms Nieuw Jakarta. Participants… read more of “ms Nieuw Jakarta…”
During its 24-day South Pacific Crossing voyage, the ms Oosterdam experienced April 21 twice, as it passed the international date line through the islands of Western and American Samoa. For the first April 21, 2013, the Oosterdam invited a local Christian youth group on board during its call at Apia, Western Samoa. Hosted by our… read more of “Time Travel Aboard…”