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Cruise Diary: Meet Hotel Director Edwin Brunink

Cruise Diary: Meet Hotel Director Edwin Brunink

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his voyage. ABOARD OOSTERDAM, EN ROUTE HONOLULU TO VANCOUVER B.C. “We train the dining room stewards and cabin attendants at the Holland America facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. The cooks and beverage people are trained at a similar school…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Here is the Prinsendam team proudly celebrating 140 years of success with the officers serving the crew a delicious meal. Here’s wishing HAL many more to come!

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Here are pictures of the recent safari crew tour we went to Inverdoon Nature reserve. A two-hour drive from Cape Town, Inverdoon is well known for its Cheetah Reserve.

Together we Can Make a Difference: Manta, Part 2

Together we Can Make a Difference: Manta, Part 2

We posted Part 1 yesterday, and here are some more pictures from the day spent repairing a local school in Manta, Ecuador. Kudos to Veendam‘s amazing crew for doing such a terrific job!

Zuiderdam’s Ship Building Contest

Zuiderdam’s Ship Building Contest

In celebration of our 140th birthday, we organized a ship building contest among crew members aboard Zuiderdam. The ships were presented at the “History of Holland America-Then & Now” sales presentation for guests to vote on their favorite ships. Guests voted on “Favorite Ship,” “Most Creative Ship” and “Most Realistic Ship.” The ship voted as…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

Exploring Egypt’s Pyramids and Sphinx

Exploring Egypt’s Pyramids and Sphinx

Thanks to Prinsendam’s Night Audit Officer Candra for these exciting photos of Egypt’s Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Here are pictures are taken from our crew tour in Alexandria, Egypt. We all had a great time to see the wonder of the ancient world, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.