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The Taxi Makes its Way On Board

The Taxi Makes its Way On Board

Here are some pictures of Nieuw Amsterdam’s taxi being lifted onto the ship and wheeled into the ‘tweens’ area.

Amsterdam Crew Meet the Locals

Amsterdam Crew Meet the Locals

During our call at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, some of the crew members had the chance to go on a safari. During the first ten minutes of the tour, the “Big Cats” made an appearance. We were driven around in open-top jeeps and the animals were at times only arms-length away. As you can see…   read more of “Amsterdam Crew Meet…”

Captain Mateboer Pens Children’s Books

Captain Mateboer Pens Children’s Books

Captain Hans Mateboer, HAL’s resident children’s book author, shared this great photo of himself with his three published books: “Peter the Cruise Ship,” “Peter the Cruise Ship to Alaska,” “Peter the Cruise Ship and the Pirates.” I started writing 20 or more years ago for a local Dutch newspaper. This stopped when I moved to…   read more of “Captain Mateboer…”

Volendam Visits Tasmania

Volendam Visits Tasmania

G’day mates, Here are some photos lifted off the web cam located at Wrest Point Hotel on the Derwent River in Hobart Tasmania, overlooking the cruise terminal. Volendam is going around Australia on her 35 day cruise. Tasmania is a wonderful, unspoilt place to visit and is so undiscovered by many. Put it on your…   read more of “Volendam Visits…”