Robert Muns submitted this note and photos of ms Oosterdam, taken while in port on an Norwegian Cruise Line cruise in Mexico.Thanks Robert! I was in port on an NCL cruise and in a great position to take these photographs of your beautiful Lady ms Oosterdam. She is leaving Mazatlan, Mexico, in these photographs on… read more of “Oosterdam Postcards…”
Besides leading the HAL fleet in weather observations, the Volendam again is helping out the New Zealand and NOAA offices with deploying two weather buoys. On Feb 23rd two weather buoys will be deployed at 153 and 155 degrees eastern longitude. These will fill the gap that exists between Australia and New Zealand as seen… read more of “Captain’s…”
Hotel Manager Mark Pells Holland America Line’s own Mark Pells was featured in the “Cape Cod Times” for his efforts in the helping the Haitian earthquake victims. Check out the article here, and continue reading below for more about Pells. Hotel Manager Mark Pells grew up in the Hudson River Valley of New York, in… read more of “Meet…”
If you have the chance, go to the tower called Lookout at Harbor Centre. For $15 you have the best view over Vancouver. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.
At sea This is the last part of the Zaandam blogs from Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg. We are bound for San Diego with two sea days left on board. It’s time enough to say goodbye to the magnificent crew members of Zaandam. Of course it’s not possible to shake hands with them all, but from… read more of “Cruise Diary: All…”
A flame was lit during the entire event of the Olympics during the ancient Olympic Games known as the Olympic Flame. Today, a new flame is lit using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the sun at the ancient Olympic Stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece. The flame is then transported to the host… read more of “The Olympic…”