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Captain’s Log: Farewell

Captain’s Log: Farewell

Captain Darin Bowland (left) and Captain Jonathan Mercer. After a wonderful month on board the Eurodam, I am leaving today for holiday in Lisbon, Portugal. Captain Jonathan Mercer returns from his extended leave period. The crossing of the Atlantic was fantastic, and there was ample opportunity to get to know so many on board. I…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Digital Workshops Implementation Schedule

We had question from a reader who is sailing in Alaska this summer and wants to know if the Microsoft Digital Workshop will be on board. Here’s the schedule of implementation on the ships: ms Zaandam, Jan 21, 2009, in Hawaii ms Maasdam, Jan 30, 2009, in Caribbean ms Zuiderdam, Feb 17, 2009, in Caribbean…   read more of “Digital Workshops…”

What’s in the Mix on Veendam?

What’s in the Mix on Veendam?

The new Mix bar area on Veendam — just installed during a month-long dry-dock — combines a champagne bar, martini bar and sports bar in one central area.

Captain’s Log: The Mile

Captain’s Log: The Mile

Third Officer Tim researching information for the noon announcement. We are currently a few hours west of the Azores and we have had a smooth, calm crossing — certainly amazing given the usual behaviour of the North Atlantic. The six sea days have been routine, but 3rd Officer Tim took the opportunity to spice up…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Volendam’s Crew Visit the Great Wall

Volendam’s Crew Visit the Great Wall

On April 25 and 26, Volendam was docked at Xingang, China. This gave the crew the perfect opportunity to experience the Great Wall of China. On both days a crew tour was organized and over 140 crew members joined to see the Huangyaguan Great Wall in Tianjin. After a steep climb we enjoyed spectacular views…   read more of “Volendam’s…”

Cruise Diary: Saturday, April 25

Cruise Diary: Saturday, April 25

On board ms Ryndam Joan and Jan. Yesterday afternoon in San Diego we boarded ms Ryndam, our home for the next 14 days as we travel first to Mexico and then up the Pacific Coast to Vancouver, B.C. Spent the day settling in and reacquainting ourselves with the ship. It’s been nine years since we…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”