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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Saguenay, Quebec

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Saguenay, Quebec

The fall foliage already went away leaving bare trees in the winter, but it’s never too late to show the beautiful colors of fall in Canada. Marco van Belleghem Hotel Manager ms Eurodam

Touring the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China

Touring the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China

There is no way to describe China briefly. We visited Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen, all of which are now unbelievably modern cities. China has changed dramatically since I was first here in the mid 80s. While the tourist attractions are still a high point, the new parts of China are becoming equally as interesting….   read more of “Touring the Summer…”

Rotterdam Rocks Out With Live Karaoke!

Rotterdam Rocks Out With Live Karaoke!

Special thanks to Rotterdam’s human resources clerk Franciskus Manalu for this article and photos from a recent Karaoke contest for crew members on the ship. Lots of talented singers showed up for the karaoke contest recently held on Rotterdam. The event was organized by Special Service Technician Dennis Gareza and coordinated with the Human Resources…   read more of “Rotterdam Rocks Out…”

Santa Arrives at Half Moon Cay on Christmas Day!

Santa Arrives at Half Moon Cay on Christmas Day!

Enjoy these photos of Santa arriving on a jet ski at Half Moon Cay on Sunday, Christmas Day. I’ve also included pictures of the tree-lighting ceremony complete with paper snow and a couple of other Christmas pictures from the ship, including the Indonesian Crew Choir. We all enjoyed our time on the Nieuw Amsterdam during…   read more of “Santa Arrives at…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

As we approach the Circular Quay pier we can see the rear of the famous Sydney Opera House. It looks like a snail coming out of its shell! David Thibagaran Assistant Housekeeper ms Zaandam

Cruise Diary: High Country Exploring – Akaroa to the Southern Alps

Cruise Diary: High Country Exploring – Akaroa to the Southern Alps

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! Akaroa was the first South Island settlement established by the French and British settlers in 1840. Located on the fertile Banks Peninsula between Canterbury Bight and Pegasus Bay, this area is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: High…”