Surf’s up during the Noordam’s call to Grand Turk! It was an afternoon to remember on the island’s Flowrider! A truly wet and wild experience as the crew learned how to surf. Some of the them succeeded, while others succeeded in crashing and burning! Round two will be coming soon during our next call at… read more of “Surf’s Up on…”
Jan. 24, 2012 – Buenos Aires, Argentina Karen arrived yesterday, so we attended one of tours in the evening, ‘Dinner and Tango.’ The last one I saw was 10 years ago and wow, has it improved, very professional, good choreography and excellent dancers.
These performers were decked out in vibrant, traditional costumes and certainly looked like they belonged in the streets of Venice. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam
Captain Jonathan Mercer Jan. 23-24, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina As expected, the phone rang at 2 a.m. and up to the bridge. The river is well-bouyed, however it is relatively shallow, so ‘speed’ was a factor, (remember my earlier post about ‘squat’? Well, here it affects us too). The channel has an over-abundance of isolated… read more of “Around the World…”
Congratulations to Veendam crew members who successfully completed the HAL University Leadership Academy. Great job!
Special thanks to Rotterdam’s Human Resources Clerk Franciskus Manalu for sending in these great photos that were entries in a crew photo contest themed “My Ship.” Here are some of the entries:
The Ballestas Islands at the coast of Peru are populated with millions of birds; on the beaches are thousands sea lions and seals. What a sight! Jaap Wisse Chief Engineer ms Prinsendam
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is getting ready to set sail on part of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she sent in another pre-cruise post. Enjoy! Beside all the lovely pictures of beautiful sights and party events, it was refreshing to read about the crew’s clothing donations to the people of Vanuatu… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”