Upon arrival in Mazatlan, Mexico, 24 crew members of ms Zaandam took an adventurous trip ziplining. Due to a good U.S.P.H. score, heads of department were encouraged to sign up three or four crew members from their department to come on this tour as a special “Thank You” for a job well done! As you… read more of “Zaandam Crew Goes…”
Daniele Marchesan, head of exhibitions and events at Fincantieri Cantieri, shared these great photos of Nieuw Amsterdam’s progress at the yard.
Every once in a while I get invited to “cook” with the chef in what is called the Celebrity Cook Off. Two teams face off to cook a delicious meal using a couple secret ingredients in 30 minutes. While I do pretty good at steering the ship, cooking is definitely not my forte. However, if… read more of “Captain…”
Last week another theme night was held on board the Amsterdam for the Grand World Voyage: “The Mardi Gras.” Just like everywhere around the world (from Venice to New Orleans) Mardi Gras is always celebrated with many festivities, colorful costumes and it’s fun, really. Here on board, a celebration was held in the Dining Room,… read more of “Mardi Gras Aboard…”
Volendam deployed weather buoys for the New Zealand Meteorological Service February 23. The first buoy was launched at 153 degrees and the second one near 155 degrees east, so 120 miles apart or approximately 6 hours steaming. Cadet Lars removing the plastic and doing the last minute transmission check/test on the weather bouys. The buoys… read more of “Volendam –…”
On February 20, 2010, we had a grand event while our President and CEO Mr. Stein Kruse visited during the Grand World Cruise this year. Mr. Kruse embarked our ship in Walvis Bay, Namibia, and departed yesterday evening in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the grand events was the “Safari Tent Camp” dinner in… read more of “Amsterdam’s…”
Here are more pictures. Before you think that I am never working, some of them were taken by my wife, Mattie, who went on a tour to the Iguazu Falls!
We received another clever site-gag photo from ex-HAL employee John Martin van Dijk. The photo of Noordam was taken in Kusadasi.