Aaron Stone, Volendam’s stage manager/lighting technician, also went on tour when the ship called at Komodo Island. By the looks of his photos, he got to the dragons just after they finished breakfast!
Volendam’s Hotel Manager Robert Versteeg sent us these wonderful photos of Komodo dragons. The ship called at Komodo Island this week. More than 800 guests and crew visited Komodo Island on guided tours by the park rangers. The dragons were well behaved, as they received an early morning snack of goats and chickens from the… read more of “Postcards from…”
On this April Fool’s Day the yard is not kidding around with the demolition of the back section of the ship, most of Deck 9 and Deck 11 is now removed. But a new section has also been added today: the aft-most part of Deck 9. This part is resting on supports that were installed… read more of “Veendam Dry-Dock…”
We received this post and photo from Marco van Belleghem, hotel manager on ms Westerdam. The tailors on the Westerdam made this beautiful formal outfit for my son Tiziano. Having only just celebrated his second birthday, he has been sailing on board the Noordam since the end of November and on board the Westerdam since… read more of “Tiziano:…”
We received this update from Ben van Zeijl in Rotterdam: Hallo! Great news from the Home port of Rotterdam. Former HAL Flagship tss Rotterdam V will open for public on July 27 2009. The Grand Lady of the Seas will be operated as a hotel, restaurant, congress center, theater and museum in her former home… read more of “Webcam On Rotterdam…”
Blog reader Tom sent us these fun photos from his Jan. 10 “Inca Discovery” cruise aboard Statendam.
Myles Williams, Zaandam’s crew purser, sent us some photos from various crew tours in Hawaii. The crew work extremely hard, so it’s nice to see that they are able to enjoy some down-time and experience the ports of call. The three-hour trip along the beautiful coast of Maui enabled crew to see whales, dolphins, tiger… read more of “Postcards from Crew…”
We received these kudos from Jerry and Suzanne Thonert: We just experienced the Panama Canal cruise aboard the Statendam this month and must say we are still on a “high” from our experience. This is only our fourth cruise with HAL and it seems it just gets better each time. We know that you probably… read more of “Praise for a Panama…”