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Rotterdam Celebrates Mother’s Day

Rotterdam Celebrates Mother’s Day

Yesterday evening May 10, 2009, we celebrated Mother’s Day on board the Rotterdam. As usual, we decorated the Dining Room, Queen’s Lounge and Pinnacle Grill in purple, gold and pink colors with taffeta, columns, ceiling décor, cascades, etc. We also presented every lady guest with “pink roses” for the event for an extra “touch.” It…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

Veendam Transits Panama Canal in 45 Seconds

I uploaded another time-capture video. This time, finally, I had the chance to video a full transit of the canal, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Jochem Bakker is Veendam’s chief officer.

World’s Best Crab Cakes — Really!

World’s Best Crab Cakes — Really!

Willard B. Brown sent us this photo of the Dungeness crab cake served in the Pinnacle Grill, along with this message: I was disappointed that the recipe was not in the latest cookbook. Since the Eurodam was in harbor here in New York [last summer], I went aboard, had lunch and toured the ship. I…   read more of “World’s Best…”

Statendam’s Crew Fly Through the Trees

Statendam’s Crew Fly Through the Trees

Recently several of Statendam’s crew went ziplining in Costa Rica. Getting in the proper gear and going on the aerial tram to get to the lines caused plenty of excitement — not to mention the pump of adrenaline whilst zipping over 10 lines! Enjoying a day of excitement and good food, Statendam crew members had…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Cruise Diary: Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cruise Diary: Thursday, May 7, 2009

In Victoria, B.C., on ms Ryndam We left San Diego about 5 p.m. Monday and headed up the coast. Tuesday, our first of two full days at sea, we were in a dense fog nearly all day. Somewhere out in the Pacific, a storm sent huge waves our way and the ship was rocking and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”