22
Jan 2013

Bon Voyage Amsterdam and Prinsendam!

Submitted by: Nicole
Bon Voyage Amsterdam and Prinsendam!

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post.

On Saturday, January 5th, both the ms Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam set sail on two spectacular Grand Voyages. Prinsendam will circumnavigate the continent of South America for 68 days, including three days in majestic Antarctica. Amsterdam embarked on her Grand World Voyage. This will mark the company’s 55th year since the first World Voyage which took place on the ss Statendam in 1958. The two Ft. Lauderdale piers where the vessels sailed from were decked out in “Grand Style” to welcome excited guests embarking on these magical odysseys. Among the manifest of international guests were members of Holland America Line’s elite President’s Club. – Gerald Bernhoft, HAL’s Director Mariner Society

From left: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs Rick Meadows, Fran Olson, Donald McGeehe, me, Julia Furston and Captain Jonathan Mercer.

From left: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs Rick Meadows, Fran Olson, Donald McGeehe, me, Julia Furston and Captain Jonathan Mercer.

From left: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs Rick Meadows, me, Dolly Smith and Captain Mercer.

From left: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs Rick Meadows, me, Dolly Smith and Captain Jonathan Mercer.

    From left: Cruise Director Bruce Scudder, me, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs Rick Meadows, Edward and Leiling Leung and Captain Mercer.

From left: Cruise Director Bruce Scudder, me, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs Rick Meadows, Edward Leung, Leiling Leung and Captain Jonathan Mercer.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks to Mr Bernhoft for these fabulous photos. It is great to see HAL’s special send-off for these Grand cruises. HAL takes such special care of their guests as these photos show.

  2. Thank you for sharing photos. Nice to see familiar faces: Captain Mercer, Gerald Bernhoft, Rick Meadows, Bruce Scudder and Dolly Smith. Brings back fond memories of our time on the enjoyable 2012 Amsterdam World Cruise. Holland America does it right.
    Best Regards!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>