For two days and two nights we stayed in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. We had very nice experiences. People go to Table Mountain, go around the city with a double-decker bus as in the picture and also spend some time at the waterfront with beautiful views of the bay. Komang (left),… read more of “Postcards from Cape…”
We recently were asked if the Lanai sliding doors that open onto the deck also have an electronic key lock. Veendam’s Hotel Manager Frank Ulbricht sent us this answer: We will have two keys for the Lanai cabins. One is the standard cabin key, the second one is for the sliding doors. It’s the same… read more of “Will the Lanai…”
South Africa is presenting us with some of the best things that travel can offer. It is giving us stunning beauty, adventurous expeditions, enriching encounters with people of very different backgrounds and most of all intellectual stimulation and debate within and among ourselves. We will not dwell on the last element, but will just say… read more of “Postcards from…”
Hans Janssen sent us this great photo of Amsterdam in Victoria, B.C. It was the last port of call on his 39-day cruise from Rio de Janiero. Here’s his note in the original Dutch: Bijgaande foto heb ik gemaakt op de avond van de 23e april. We lagen toen in Victoria Canada, de laatste aanloophaven… read more of “Postcard from…”
I head to the streets to interview cruise passengers about their impressions of Stockholm.
Here is a picture from my recent trip on ms Westerdam to Half Moon Cay. It looks postcard perfect! I truly loved Half Moon Cay and felt like I was in paradise!!! Deb Gillespie
On April 26 on board the Rotterdam we held “The Pink Panther” theme, which included a ball in the Queen’s Lounge and the dining room also was decorated with the theme in pink color. The crew was dressed in pink and black vests, and some entertainment staff wore their pink cat outfits. It was a… read more of “Rotterdam’s…”
Drydocks are the only time in the service life of a ship when maintenance can be done on the paint coat of the underwater part of the ship. This process consists of a couple of steps, captured in the pictures below: