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Scenic Cruising of Pulpit Rock

Scenic Cruising of Pulpit Rock

Special thanks to Steve J. Garrod, HAL employee and webmaster for www.shipcafe.net, for sending in these beautiful photos of ms Ryndam cruising Pulpit Rock in Norway.

Veendam Hosts Special Guests at Hamilton, Bermuda

Veendam Hosts Special Guests at Hamilton, Bermuda

The Veendam recently had a class of students from the Hamilton Primary School come aboard for a ship visit. They were treated to an engine room tour, a bridge tour, lunch in the Lido, as well as some great photo opportunities with our shipboard staff. Enjoy the photos!

Congratulations to Engineer Cadet Samantha Mildon

Congratulations to Engineer Cadet Samantha Mildon

Thanks to the team over at Viking Recruitment in New Zealand for sending in this post. Congratulations to HAL Engineer Cadet Samantha Mildon, shown here collecting the DNV award at the New Zealand Maritime School. The award recognizes the student with the best overall performance both academically and performance on board. Samantha had her first…   read more of “Congratulations to…”

Rotterdam and Ryndam at Bergen, Norway

Rotterdam and Ryndam at Bergen, Norway

I took these photos of ms Rotterdam and ms Ryndam together at Bergen, Norway, June 7, along with photos of the Rotterdam setting sail from Bergen. Steve J. Garrod Seattle, WA www.shipcafe.net

iPhone iBlog: Train and Towel Animal Fun

iPhone iBlog: Train and Towel Animal Fun

Guest Mary Kaye Zanatta and her family are cruising on Zuiderdam in Alaska and sent in these fun photos of their time in Skagway on the White Pass Railway and of their towel animal creations.