Nieuw Amsterdam Makes Maiden Call in San Francisco

Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam made its first call to San Francisco on Friday, October 7, with Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse on the scene in San Francisco. 

The ship berthed at the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, on her way from Vancouver, Canada, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on a 19-night Panama Canal cruise (October 4-23, 2016).

Photo: (L to R): Captain Bas Van Dreumel (Master, Nieuw Amsterdam), Kimberly Brandon (Vice President, San Francisco Port Commission), Elaine Forbes (Interim Executive Director, Port of San Francisco), Stein Kruse (CEO, Holland America Group).

In attendance at the ceremony:

Nieuw Amsterdam Ship Officers: Captain Bas Van Dreumel (Master), Pieter Bant (Staff Captain), Simon Tanner (Hotel Director)

Holland America Group: Stein Kruse (CEO), Louise Rogers (Port Operations Manager)

San Francisco Port Commission: Kimberly Brandon (Vice President)

Port of San Francisco: Elaine Forbes (Interim Executive Director), Peter Dailey (Maritime Director), Michael Nerney (Marketing Manager), Boris Delepine (Contracts Administrator)

Indonesian Consulate: F. Bernard Loesi (Consul for Information & Public Affairs), Maryani Atmosuwarno (Consul for Protocol & Consular Affairs)

Metro Cruise Services: Cathryn Lucido (Terminal Manager)

BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair: Michael Gerbracht (General Manager)

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services: Julie Smith (Regional Manager)

Volunteer Greeters: Joseph Dovichi, Mim Illencik, Harriet Israel, Fred Rogers, Jake Tomlinson

Distinguished Guests: Leo Paul Koulos, George Lippi, Gary Vrionis


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