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A Dam Good Trip to Angkor Wat

A Dam Good Trip to Angkor Wat

During our stay on Zaandam currently between Singapore and Hong Kong we went off the ship in Laem Chabang to see one of the World Wonders and UNESCO World Heritage, Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Just to make sure that I am still related with HAL ashore… Regards from Zaandam between Sihanoukville and Phu My. —…   read more of “A Dam Good Trip to…”

Crew Tour Waterfall, Cave and Black Sand Cove in Hilo, Hawaii

Crew Tour Waterfall, Cave and Black Sand Cove in Hilo, Hawaii

Rotterdam’s Junior Human Resources Clerk Mochamad Ardiansyah Aloetsyah was one of the crew members to take part in the Waterfall, Cave & Black Sand Cove crew tour while the ship called at Hilo, Hawaii, earlier this month. The crew visited some of Hilo’s top attractions including Rainbow Falls State Park, the Kaumana Caves and Black…   read more of “Crew Tour…”

Cruise Diary: Flicks and Fresh Popcorn at Sea

Cruise Diary: Flicks and Fresh Popcorn at Sea

Day 74, March 20: Being away from home for nearly four months for a world cruise takes a lot of preparation – and adjustment. Among the last things Humberto and I did before boarding the Amsterdam on Jan. 6 was cancel our subscriptions to the Netflix and Blockbuster DVD rental services, since we wouldn’t be…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Bora Bora

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Bora Bora

Even when the sky’s are gray it’s still beautiful in paradise! Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental and Health Officer ms Rotterdam

Joanne’s Postcards from Gustavia

Joanne’s Postcards from Gustavia

One of the most chic islands in the Caribbean is French, of course. St Barts is a small arid island with beautiful beaches and wonderful cafes, restaurants and boutiques for very fashionable merchandise. It is also a huge draw for the yachting community with MAJOR boats in the harbor of Gustavia. I decided to see…   read more of “Joanne’s…”

Eurodam Attends Grand Turk’s 50th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight

Eurodam Attends Grand Turk’s 50th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight

On Monday, March 19, Captain Darin Bowland, Chief Engineer Frank de Vries and myself attended the 50th anniversary of the splashdown by John Glenn in the waters off Grand Turk at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. The cruise center pays tribute to The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) space program Project Mercury and the…   read more of “Eurodam Attends…”