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Captain’s Log: Cusco, Peru

Captain’s Log: Cusco, Peru

16th January, Cusco, San Martin, Peru; 17th-18th, at sea: Cusco is a relatively small port on the coast of Peru. One dock long enough to accommodate our length. We are surrounded by sand, the desert of the Atacama. Guests return from ‘interior’ tours here, particularly Machu Picchu and fly to see the Nazca Lines, vast…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Callao, Peru

Captain’s Log: Callao, Peru

14th and 15th January. Callao, Peru: Thick fog as we approached the port and the approach was done solely on radar, as there was nothing ‘visually’ to be seen. The visibility improved as we came through the breakwaters and became sufficient enough to dock. Callao is a ‘hub’ port for the west-coast of South America…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

11th January. Manta, Ecuador: We crept into the port at 0400, ‘crept’ because most, if not all of our guests were still sleeping and I needed to avoid waking them with the vibration of the bow thrust. Approximately 20 of our guests were leaving us here and flying to the Galapagos Islands, hence the need…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Volendam Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

Captain’s Log: Volendam Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

On August 29, Volendam donated approximately $200 in Canadian coins to British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Below is a picture of myself handing over the jar to Krishna, a YVR agent. The coins were accrued in a collection box where crew members contribute their change when they return from shopping. Peter Bos is Volendam’s…   read more of “Captain’s…”