On November 27th Rotterdam crewmembers enjoyed a zip line and ATV extravaganza, arranged by Second Officer Andrew Barker. A great time was had by all 26 crew who took part, as pictured below.
On a recent call in Curaçao hotel staff from Zuiderdam visited a local orphanage. The team was on a reconnaissance mission to gather more information to plan for a big event in conjunction with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). The orphans were very happy to meet the team and thanked them for visiting by… read more of “Zuiderdam Visits…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer We are now safely docked in this beautiful natural harbour, nestling under the ‘heights’ on which stand the Spanish fortifications and the ‘old’ town. We have, in terms of weather, had an eventful 48 hours since leaving Port Everglades on Saturday. Having docked in a ‘nor’easter’, it had shown no signs of… read more of “Eurodam…”
Captain Mercer sent us this picture from Grand Turk of Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn’s space capsule from the Mercury Space Program. Glenn, the first American to orbit earth, splashed down in Grand Turk waters Feb. 20, 1962 — back in the days when spacecraft returned to earth via parachute. In those days Grand Turk… read more of “Symbol of…”
On Nov. 11th while in St. Lucia, Noordam donated 15 large metal garbage bins and six large boxes of used clothing and two boxes of food containers to the Holy Family Children’s Home. The facility, opened in 1997, provides a secure and loving home for 24 children under the age of ten and is run… read more of “Noordam Makes…”
From left: Captain Jonathan Mercer, Third Officer Martyn Kelly, First Officer Dan Wardle, Second Officer Andy Richardson, Fourth Officer ‘Ollie’ Chasteauneuff, Chief Officer Emeil de Vries, Cadet Stevens Melchoir, Second Officer Sean Gill, Fourth Officer Jordan Low and Third Officer Jordi van Sikkelerus. Third Officer Martyn Kelly looks through the binoculars while transiting the ‘Narrows’… read more of “Meet the Bridge…”
On November 18 Statendam held a traditional King Neptune Ceremony upon crossing the equator and initiated 14 pollywogs with much pomp and circumstance to the delight of guests and crew. Below are photos of the event.
Eurodam is calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico, today. When the ship made its maiden call there Oct. 28 the traditional plaque exchange took place on board. We know the photos are a bit tardy, but better late than never! Maria Mendez, deputy director of the Port Authority of San Juan (representing the governor) and… read more of “San Juan Plaque…”