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Postcards from Bangkok

Postcards from Bangkok

Volendam’s Stage Manager Aaron sent us these beautiful photos that his wife, Veronica, took while ashore in Bangkok. Veronica is part of the shore excursion team on Ryndam but she currently is visiting Aaron. Volendam called at Bangkok last week.

Captain’s Log: Easter Aboard Oosterdam

Captain’s Log: Easter Aboard Oosterdam

Easter was celebrated on the Oosterdam in Palermo dry-dock. The shipyard project managers brought a huge chocolate Easter egg to the daily morning meeting. Tradition in Italy is that whoever who breaks the egg gets the surprise that is hidden in it. As it was the birthday of the Oosterdam Facilities Manager Martijn Nieuwendijk, he…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Medicine 101

Captain’s Log: Medicine 101

During my short time off the Eurodam I traveled to Holland together with Eurodam Chief Officer Emiel de Vries to attend the Masters Medical Limited training in Vlissingen. The Eurodam’s safe manning certificate stipulates that the master must have some form of medical training. This is also because our captain’s certificate of competency is valid…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Postcards from the Seychelles

Postcards from the Seychelles

Rotterdam’s Chief Electrician Koos Fockens sent in these beautiful photos from when the ship called at the Seychelle Islands. Recently the ms Rotterdam called at the port of Victoria in the Seychelles as part of her 2009 Grand World Voyage. During this call, many guests and crew enjoyed the beautiful beaches that these islands have…   read more of “Postcards from the…”

Statendam’s Crew Start a Book Club

Statendam’s Crew Start a Book Club

Calling all book lovers! On the evening of April 6, the Statendam held its first-ever Crew Book Club meeting! The 12 book club members read the “New York Times” bestseller “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert for the month of March. It was particularly interesting because the book talks about Indonesia and India, which are…   read more of “Statendam’s…”