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Kemaman Welcomes Volendam for the First Time

Kemaman Welcomes Volendam for the First Time

Jolien de Vrind, Volendam’s crew purser, shared this photo from the plaque ceremony marking Volendam’s first call at Kemaman, Malaysia, April 5, 2009. Volendam’s officers from left, Chief Officer Wouter van Hoogdalem, Hotel Manager Robert Versteeg and Captain Jack van Coevorden exchange plaques with port officials. .

Captain’s Log: Dry-Dock Around the Ship

Captain’s Log: Dry-Dock Around the Ship

The Digital Workshop was first installed on the Oosterdam during the 2008 Alaska season. This turned out to be very popular and therefore we are converting the “old” library on Deck 3 into the new Digital Workshop. This new Digital Workshop will have more room and therefore more stations for people to participate in the…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Team Spirit is Alive on Statendam

Team Spirit is Alive on Statendam

On March 28th many of Statendam’s officers watched the Scotland vs. Netherlands World Cup Qualifying match. Football/soccer games are very popular with many crew members on board. Watching the games as a group becomes even more exciting when the football matches are between two different nationalities that are represented on board. Both the Scottish and…   read more of “Team Spirit is…”

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam Gets a Pinnacle Wine Bar

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam Gets a Pinnacle Wine Bar

The Windstar Café on Deck 2 of the Oosterdam is being converted into a Pinnacle Wine Bar. The location is just across from the Pinnacle Restaurant. The Windstar Café will move to Deck 10 forward and will be included in the new Explorations Café.

About a Boy

About a Boy

I had a fun experience last cruise that I’d like to share – it’s not a fantastic port in the world nor a site we visited. It’s…ABOUT A BOY. As future cruise consultant sailing a western Caribbean itinerary on board the Westerdam during spring break season, I met 10-year-old Josh who stopped by my desk…   read more of “About a…”