Here are some pictures from the Veendam during our special cruise to Antarctica from January 6th to the 23rd of 2012. We were lucky, and had an extra day in Antarctica due to some unexpected storms. Five of these pictures were taken in Antarctica, while the picture of the Rockhopper penguin was in the Falklands, where we experienced summer weather with temperatures of 67 degrees. — Ruud van Deventer
Editor’s Note: Ruud’s a member of the Holland America Line family. His father was Captain HL van Deventer, and he’s working with Captain Albert to update his biographical information!