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Postcards from Alaska

Postcards from Alaska

Mariner Don Glabe sent us these photographs from his Alaska cruise aboard Westerdam.

Maasdam’s Grand Show Buffet

Maasdam’s Grand Show Buffet

The grand show buffet took place for our guests during the Voyage of the Vikings cruise. The pictures, provided by Executive Chef Joachim Barelamn and Manager of Culinary Operations Edmond Woo, show the edible masterpieces handcrafted by the culinary team of ms Maasdam for the viewing and enjoyment of our guests.

Ryndam Deck Department Holds Family Makan

Ryndam Deck Department Holds Family Makan

During a recent Alaska cruise a family Makan was held in the Bosun store for the Ryndam’s Deck Department. Personnel from the Deck Department perform a variety of tasks on board, including that of quartermasters who do the steering, lookout duties on the bridge and tender driving. Able seamen and ordinary seamen work on general…   read more of “Ryndam Deck…”

Statendam’s Tug of War Battle Royale

Statendam’s Tug of War Battle Royale

It is traditional to have competitions as part of the celebration for the Indonesian Independence Day. The competitions took place on August 12th on the large pier in Haines, Alaska, and included tug of war, bakiak race and sack race. The tug of war is always the most exciting of the three games because departments…   read more of “Statendam’s…”