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Students in Curacao Tour Zuiderdam

Students in Curacao Tour Zuiderdam

Highly-motivated students from two tourism management training schools on the island of Curacao got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Zuiderdam while the ship was in port. Two groups of 10 students and their supervisors were welcomed by Hotel Manager Kees van Santen in the Crow’s Nest, complete with a panoramic view of the beautiful harbor…   read more of “Students in Curacao…”

Amsterdam’s Lido Goes Wild with Safari Tent Camp Event

Amsterdam’s Lido Goes Wild with Safari Tent Camp Event

Here is more information about the safari-themed barbecue that Komang wrote about last week: A Signature Event of the President’s Mariner Appreciation days has become a much-anticipated tradition on the Grand World Voyage as the Lido Deck undergoes an extreme makeover featuring the local region. Since Amsterdam was sailing in South African waters, ship staff…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Ryndam in Drydock for SOE Upgrades

Ryndam in Drydock for SOE Upgrades

I found this great photo taken of Ryndam by Andrew Barker during her three-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The ship underwent Signature of Excellence upgrades.

Noordam Crew Explore the Deep Sea

Noordam Crew Explore the Deep Sea

On Feb. 26, a few crew members gathered at the port of Philipsburg in St. Maarten for a private dive excursion. Noordam’s 3rd Officer Wouter Koolhaas shared this great story with us. On our first dive we received a detailed briefing of the dive site and procedures. The moment we jumped into the comfortable 28°C…   read more of “Noordam Crew…”

A Grand Event in Buenos Aires

A Grand Event in Buenos Aires

Last week, as the Prinsendam made its Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage call at beautiful Buenos Aires, several of the ship’s special guests, including all those in suites, were invited to a gala evening on the town at La Mansión — a beautiful Belle Époque home in the Recoleta District of the city. It…   read more of “A Grand Event in…”

Special Events Promote FIFA 2010 World Cup Charters

Special Events Promote FIFA 2010 World Cup Charters

Following the Mariner Appreciation Events, ms Amsterdam and Seattle staff also hosted charter group Moltke Productions who have chartered both Noordam and Oosterdam for the upcoming FIFA 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa this summer. The tour packages are being marketed as One Ocean Club who are running the operations for the ship…   read more of “Special Events…”