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Will the Lanai Doors Have Keys?

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…”

Postcards from South Africa

Postcards from South Africa

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…”

Postcard from Victoria, B.C.

Postcard from Victoria, B.C.

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…”

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

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

Rotterdam’s Pink Panther Theme Night

Rotterdam’s Pink Panther Theme Night

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…”

Veendam Gets a New Paint Job

Veendam Gets a New Paint Job

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: