Life Onboard

It isn't all work and no play when working onboard the beautiful ships of HAL. Holland America Line is committed to provide a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives.

Personal Excellence Program

The mission of the Personal Excellence Program (PEP) is to provide a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives.

The PEP is built on seven dimensions of personal well being:

  1. Personal Development
  2. Community
  3. Entertainment
  4. Sports & Recreation
  5. Health & Fitness
  6. Spirituality
  7. Financial

Personal Development

  • Computer Training Courses available 24/7
  • Books, and DVD's available

Community

  • Charities
  • Orphanages
  • Beach Cleaning
  • Donating blood
  • Donations of goods no longer needed on the ships

Entertainment

  • BINGO
  • Crew parties
  • Independence Day celebrations
  • Cultural holidays
  • Birthdays
  • Posters
  • Shore Excursions

Sports and Recreation

  • Inter-ship and intra-ship events (Soccer; Basketball; Hiking; Swimming; Ping Pong; Bicycling)
  • Recreational Events (Darts; Foosball; etc)

Health & Fitness

  • DAMFit - Fitness program
  • DAMQuit - Smoking cessation program
  • Crew doctor involvement
  • Dietary advice
  • Nutrition advice
  • Weight Watcher programs

Spirituality

  • Weekly services with the religious professional that is brought on board for guests
  • Faith based group meet regularly
  • Formal recognition of the appropriate holidays from the major religious groups on board
  • Onboard mosque

Financial

  • Funds transfer programs
  • SEAWire
  • Manning agent(s)
  • Land-based Human Resource

Living Healthy

We provide information for our employees on creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, through the following website:

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