Passenger lost over board
A 69-year-old passenger of the "WEsterdam" has been lost overboard at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. He was reported missing on July 13, 2018, at 3:50 p.m. when he did not appear for a medical appointment on board- The Park Service was notified 7:30 p.m. in the evening after a ship-wide search confirmed that the passenger was absent. Searches for the unidentified passenger were conducted both from Park Service boats and from the air and ended in the evening of July 14.
Crew Member Medevaced from Cruise Ship after Being Injured
A crew member was seriously injured last week on a Holland America cruise ship in Italy. When the Westerdam cruise ship which is operated by Holland America Line had not long departed the port of Civitavecchia, Italy a distress call was sent. The Italian Coast Guard responded to an injured crew member onboard the vessel around 13 nautical miles from Ladispoli. According to the Coast Guard, the crew member was in a state of unconsciousness so needed an urgent medevac.
Holland America Launches ‘Explorations Central’
Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful. EXC will also feature the transformation of the Crow’s Nest on some ships to create a newly named venue, Explorations Central, as a comprehensive resource and engagement center. Programming for EXC begins in early 2017 and will roll out across the entire fleet by the end of the year. The EXC shipboard center will debut aboard ms Westerdam in April 2017 following a scheduled dry dock and is scheduled to expand across the rest of the fleet through 2018. http://www.cruisehive.com/holland-america-launches-explorations-central/14576Upload News