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Postcards from the Mediterranean

Postcards from the Mediterranean

We were on the inaugural sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam. Here are some photos of the cruise. We are coming back next year by the end of May out of Venice again. Wonderful memories! — Marsha Nager The first four photos were taken in Marsha’s favorite port: Kotor, Montenegro.

Volendam Crew Donates to Animal Shelter

Volendam Crew Donates to Animal Shelter

On our last call to Ketchikan this season, a donation was made to the local animal shelter. Safety, Environmental and Health Officer Martijn, 1st Officer Harry Hobma and I visited the shelter to deliver the donation. In total, the crew donated $150 to the shelter to help with the cost of taking care of the…   read more of “Volendam Crew…”

Touring Mycenae and the Palamidi Castle

Touring Mycenae and the Palamidi Castle

During Nieuw Amsterdam’s last visit to Navplion, Greece, several groups took part in the Mycenae and Palamidi Castle tour. Everyone enters through the famous Lion’s Gate, Europe’s oldest existing example of monumental statuary. A short distance away from the citadel is the Beehive Tomb, a place thought to be the burial site of Agamemnon. After…   read more of “Touring Mycenae and…”

Gorgeous Glaciers in Alaska

Gorgeous Glaciers in Alaska

Zaandam’s Assistant Shore Excursions Manager Rodrigo Rumjanek sent in these beautiful photos taken during the Helicopter Flightseeing & Glacier Extended Trek tour in Juneau.

Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill Team

Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill Team

It is always a pleasure dining in Zaandam’s Pinnacle Grill. Our staff are very friendly and conscientious that “through excellence, we create once in a lifetime experiences, every time.” Of course the Pinnacle Grill would not be at its pinnacle without the great food prepared by the wonderful chefs.

A New Look for Zaandam’s Crew Gym

A New Look for Zaandam’s Crew Gym

Our new improved crew gym. The mural was done by Meiditya Fajar Felano and Dena Solihin Gernida Rosyadi of the housekeeping department. Ioana Cheregi is Zaandam’s human resources manager.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: A Fitting Farewell

Bert’s Beauty Shots: A Fitting Farewell

Just a beautiful rainbow after leaving Vancouver yesterday, en route to our last Alaskan voyage this year. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.