Current Captains and Their Schedules
Under this sub directory you will find a series of biographies of current HAL captains and their schedules.
Please note this dates and assignments are subject to “extremely” much change, dates will vary as captains have to attend many more training classes than was usual in the past and those trainings are sometimes assigned at the last minute when space is available at the training centres.
Last Updated: 16 June 2023.
I have updated the schedule as much as I can. However changes in between the monthly updates are not always reflected tin the companies schedules.
Some well known names will be missing as they are on leave, or retired or left to explore other opportunities. Also some HAL captains are currently having assignments with Seabourn.
Captain Mark Trembling until 17 June 2023.
Captain Joost Eldering from 17 June 2023 onwards.
Captain Robert Jan Kan from 13 May 2023 onwards.
Captain Jeroen Donselaar from 26 March 2023 onwards.
Captain Noel O’Driscoll until 18 June 2023.
Captain Eric Barhorst from 18 June 2023 onwards.
Captain Antony Adams until 25 June 2023.
Captain Marek Zoll from 25 June 2023 onwards.
Captain Rens van Eerten from 15 May 2023 onwards.
Captain Werner Timmers from 17 June – 09 Sept. 2023
Captain Bas van Dreumel from 09 Sept. – 03 Dec. 2023
Captain Henk Draper from 06 May 2023 onwards
Captain Wouter van Hoogdalem from 13 March 2023 onwards
Captain Ane Smit until 14 June 2023
Captain Frederik Carsjens from 14 June onwards.
Captain Friso Kramer until 28 May 2023 onwards
For me, Captain Albert Schoonderbeek: I retired in April 2023 after nearly 42 years with Holland America and 44 years at sea.
I am currently busy with writing the companies history for 2023. The initial idea was to publish one book, but as there is so much to tell about our glorious history this has now been expanded to 5. Part I was published on 30 January 2023. Part II was published on 18 April 2023, the birthday of our company. Part III is currently in progress and together with part , IV and V should all by out before Christmas.
Currently assigned to Seabourn:
Captain Timothy Roberts
Captain Joris Poriau
Captain Bart Vaartjes.
Captain Sijbe de Boer.
Captain Jeroen Schuchmann