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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Luderitz

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Luderitz

This photo was taken in Namibia. It’s both haunting and beautiful. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the blue was vibrant against the sand, which was filling the remains of the abandoned house. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam

Cruise Diary: Wellington, New Zealand

Cruise Diary: Wellington, New Zealand

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! Volendam safely arrived to our first port in the North Island – Wellington, the new capitol of New Zealand and the center for culture and the arts with a number of…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil

We sailed all the way to Manaus, Brazil, the capital of the state of Amazonas. Manaus is located approximately 1,100 miles from the coast. Here are some pictures from the stop.

Shore Excursion: Torres del Paine National Park

Shore Excursion: Torres del Paine National Park

After a bumpy 60-minute flight, we arrived in an almost deserted airport. The lone figure of a stoutly lady with rosy cheeks and a welcoming smile standing strong against the harsh winds wiping across the landing strip, awaiting our arrival. She escorted us to a warm and comfortable motor coach and we began our expedition…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”