On March 1, ms Maasdam crew celebrated the 1st birthday of Thomas Burden, son of 3rd Officer Laura Burden and Steven Burden. Thomas’ birthday is actually on February 29, but for obvious reasons, it was celebrated on March 1. He had a fabulous party in the Crew Mess where crewmembers from all departments dropped by… read more of “Happy 1st Birthday,…”
Thanks to HAL fan Peter McQueen for these fun photos of Oosterdam at Hobart, Tasmania, Feb. 10. The ship arrived during the Wooden Boat Festival, which was definitely a sight to behold. Thanks, Peter!
Guest Mary O’Donnell is on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Sunday 2/17/12 This is what cruising is all about! Today is our second day at sea. After 8 a.m. Mass and 9 a.m. water aerobics, there was a lecture on Evita… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
3rd-7th March A day at sea after Bali and an overcast one, it is the rainy season in this region and our day, as we transited the Java Sea, was interspersed with heavy showers and thunderstorms. We were heading for Ujang Pedang, on the island of Sulawesi, the port in question being Makassar. Thirty miles… read more of “Captain’s…”
On March 4, 2013, while on the Mexican Riviera cruise on board the beautiful ms Zaandam, 120 Canadians got together to celebrate the warm weather of Mexico. I organized the event to the delight of my fellow Canadians who were enchanted with the “On Location” program and enjoyed a variety of Mexican cocktails while meeting… read more of “Oh,…”
Here’s a beautiful photo of Noordam docked at Dominica last month. Joanne Gardner is Nieuw Amsterdam’s future cruise consultant.
Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Eurodam for a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise and chronicled his trip for us. What’s your favorite Caribbean port? Let us know in the comments below! Cruising the Eurodam – Day 5 – St. Thomas We docked in St. Thomas at the Crown Bay Cruise Center… read more of “Cruise Diary: St….”
A great opportunity for crew members aboard Zaandam is the chance to enjoy one of the most amazing ports in Mexico — Cabo San Lucas. During a recent call, eight crew members enhanced their visit by swimming with dolphins on a crew tour I organized. The crew commented that the experience was unique and enjoyable,… read more of “Zaandam Crew Have a…”