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Nature Photos by ‘Sea Temple’

Nature Photos by ‘Sea Temple’

Until this week I did not realize how much impact nature can actually have on you. It has been over 10 years since I have been in Alaska, and this week is our last week here. Before, I have more or less always done Europe on both HAL and Windstar, and I must say that…   read more of “Nature Photos by…”

Beautiful College Fjord and Glacier Bay

Beautiful College Fjord and Glacier Bay

Here are some beautiful photos from Jay Antes, Veendam’s night guest relations assistant. They were taken while cruising Glacier Bay and College Fjord in Alaska. College Fjord:

Bert’s Beauty Shots: More Bears

Bert’s Beauty Shots: More Bears

I went out for a hike in Ketchikan last Friday. When I saw a little creek, I got into the water and walked upstream in the hope to see a bear. It took me 10 minutes before I saw this guy. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.

Seward Donations

Seward Donations

Masdari Fnu, assistant housekeeper; Winasih Imbuh, foreman GPA; Jonathan Bailey, environmental officer, and some of the housekeeping staff provided a helping hand during a mattress donation for the Port of Seward, Alasksa Myles William is Veendam’s crew purser

Volendam’s Bridge Offers Quite the View

Volendam’s Bridge Offers Quite the View

James Cook, Volendam’s 2nd officer, sent in this snapshot This was taken from the bridge of the Volendam. The view is of John Hopkins Glacier from Jaw Point. Jaw Point is situated at the north end of Glacier Bay and is the second of the glaciers the Volendam visits whilst in Glacier Bay

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Rocky the Bear

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Rocky the Bear

I liked Captain Timmer’s idea of giving a name to the bears in Glacier Bay. We also saw a bear in Glacier Bay and decided to call him after the famous boxer … Rocky!

Amsterdam Crew Hits the Ropes

Amsterdam Crew Hits the Ropes

Team ms Amsterdam was able to participate in the SAGA Ropes Course on August 31 in Juneau, Alaska. Thirteen team members challenged themselves with activities that required them to communicate, overcome their fears and work together as a team. Cadets Bart Adriaan Vermuij, Arjan Hein W. Molenkamp and Jacobus Cornelis Van Schie wrote the following:…   read more of “Amsterdam Crew Hits…”