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Peruvian Orphans Visit Prinsendam

Peruvian Orphans Visit Prinsendam

Dawn McKenzie, crew purser aboard Prinsendam, sent us this wonderful post about funds the crew raised for an orphanage in Peru. Last month a group of 20 orphans and five escorts visited the Prinsendam in Callao, Peru. They enjoyed cake, ice cream and soda next to the pool. They toured the captain’s quarters where Captain…   read more of “Peruvian Orphans…”

Veendam Dry-Dock Update: March 30, 2009

Veendam Dry-Dock Update: March 30, 2009

After a successful transit from Tampa to Freeport, the Veendam arrived at the Grand Bahama Shipyard last Saturday. She will be out of service for 35 days, and in this time some major changes will be carried out. Presently the Veendam is alongside a pier in anticipation of the move to the actual dry-dock, but…   read more of “Veendam Dry-Dock…”

Postcards from Costa Rica

Postcards from Costa Rica

One of the ports of call on our itinerary is Costa Rica, one of my very favorite destinations. We called at Puerto Limon on the Caribbean side which allows us access to the Tortuguero Canals, Veragua Rainforest, Pineapple Farms, Banana Plantations, Aerial trams, sloth sanctuary, horseback riding in the rainforest and my favorite — zip…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Mumbai, India

Postcards from Mumbai, India

Rotterdam called at Mumbai, India, last week on its Grand World Voyage. The most current government of India ad promises an “Incredible India.” The ad certainly lives up to it’s promise. Another way to describe the two little slices of India that we just saw would be “Intense India.” Intense is a word that kept…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Eurodam Jan. 3, 2009

I sailed on the above date. This was my 24th cruise with HAL and probably my most enjoyable. I had one of the spa cabins on deck 10. What a nice spot to just relax. The ship is beautiful and I can’t say enough about service, staff, food. I ate in the Pinnacle Grill one…   read more of “Eurodam Jan. 3,…”

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Keel Laying

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Keel Laying

Here are the much-anticipated photos from Nieuw Amsterdam’s keel laying March 24, 2009, at the Marghera Shipyard in Italy.