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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

This was taken in Haines, Alaska, during the Tukshunuk tour. The tour took you up to 3,000 feet where we got to see amazing scenery, including waterfalls, the clear waters and, of course, the lush canopy of trees. This was an exciting tour (we each drove a four-wheel-drive Kawasaki Mule!) and I would recommend taking…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Veendam’s Crew Tour the Bridge

Veendam’s Crew Tour the Bridge

Recently some of our crew were able to take a bridge tour. This was a great opportunity for many of the crew members to check out a behind-the-scenes look that not many get to see.

Rotterdam Crew Visit Mosque in Russia

Rotterdam Crew Visit Mosque in Russia

August is a holy month for Muslims around the world and for our brothers and sisters aboard ms Rotterdam because of Ramadan. On August 20, several Muslim crew members visited a mosque called The Saint Petersburg Mosque in Russia. The mosque was constructed from 1909 until 1913 by Nikolai Vasiliev. The building is 45m in…   read more of “Rotterdam Crew…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Trolls

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Trolls

When in Flam, or Norway and Scandinavia in general, troll are everywhere. Here’s a bit about troll folklore: In Scandinavian folklore, trolls became defined as a particular type of being, generally held to be larger than humans and notably ugly. Numerous tales about trolls are recorded in which they are frequently described as being extremely…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Eurodam’s Indonesian Independence Day Celebration, Part II

Eurodam’s Indonesian Independence Day Celebration, Part II

On the morning of August 17, we were honored to celebrate Indonesia’s 66th Independence Day with a traditional flag raising ceremony. The event was a very solemn occasion, which celebrated the Independence while also honoring those who sacrificed their lives for their country. Assistant Dining Room Manager Dadan Setiawan served as Inspector and presided over…   read more of “Eurodam’s…”

Oosterdam Crew Participates in EPA Training

Oosterdam Crew Participates in EPA Training

This summer, there was an Environmental Protection Agency training course in Manila. The class is an EPA required course for personnel who work on refrigeration systems within the United States. The training was organized by instructor Bjarne Snopestad from Wilhelmsen and those in attendance included refrigerating and day service technicians and myself. The names of…   read more of “Oosterdam Crew…”