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Captain’s Log: Feb. 22, Curaçao

Captain’s Log: Feb. 22, Curaçao

Aboard Zuiderdam Yesterday we were in Curaçao again, this time we docked outside the channel at the Megapier, which was built to accommodate more ships in Curaçao while keeping the channel to the “Schottegat” open. The “Schottegat” is the internal lagoon area of Curaçao that harbors a lot of shipping facilities. If the Zuiderdam would…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Glacier Bay — The Half-Minute Tour

Last spring on the ms Ryndam, I captured the magic of Glacier Bay National Park in another time-capture sequence. Of course, nothing can compare to actually being on board and enjoying this magnificent environment with all your senses, but this video will give you the experience in a nutshell (if you can crack one in…   read more of “Glacier Bay — The…”

A Cat On the Quay Keeps the Rodents Away

A Cat On the Quay Keeps the Rodents Away

Submitted by crew purser Andrea Cosentino on behalf of post author Chief Officer Paulus Spaas. In an effort to prevent crawling critters from entering Prinsendam via the mooring lines and endangering the vessel’s health and sanitation status, rat guards are employed to protect the mooring lines. This vigilant creature managed to scare away all local…   read more of “A Cat On the Quay…”

Meet Zuiderdam’s Captain Timmers

Meet Zuiderdam’s Captain Timmers

Captain Werner Timmers Born and raised in the town of Roosendaal in the southern part of the Netherlands, Captain Werner Timmers decided on a career at sea in his last year at Norbertus Lyceum. After entering the Nautical Academy in Vlissingen, he spent his apprentice year in 1984 aboard Holland America Line’s Noordam. After graduating…   read more of “Meet…”

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

This just in from Down Under: Hi Roland, Here in Melbourne, Australia, it has been a very busy cruise season and so wonderful to see so many HAL ships in. These pics show the Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Volendam in port recently. Love to see the Prinsendam here again soon. Our desire is to sail on…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Scotland

Postcards from Scotland

We received these photos from a blog reader. Hi, My wife and I were on the Eurodam’s prelude cruise from Rotterdam to Copenhagen. When we noticed “she” was coming to the Firth of Forth last summer, we decided that — as I had not managed to get a “full shot” of the ship — perhaps…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Antarctica

Postcards from Antarctica

This post was sent to us by Prinsendam’s crew purser, Andrea Cosentino, after the ship called at South Georgia, Antarctica, earlier this month. South Georgia is a must if you are in Antarctica. It is one of those places that every person should have the chance to see. But it so far away and so…   read more of “Postcards from…”