The boy scout group in Ketchikan came to visit the Volendam to say thank you for the donation they received the week before of the furniture from the Hudson Room. This was just in time for their annual fundraiser, and most of it was sold and that gave them some extra cash to be able… read more of “Captain’s…”
Category: Alaska & Yukon
This is our deck officers’ view: Sitka before arrival. Chatham Strait on a beautiful day. Ioana is the crew purser on Ryndam
Aboard Volendam With the conversion of the Queen’s Room to the Microsoft Digital Workshop center for guests, we moved the Queen’s Room furniture to the Hudson Room and donated the Hudson Room furniture to the Boy Scouts in Ketchikan, Alaska. Chief Housekeeper Koos van Beesten. and Ketchikan ship’s agent Bill Halloran
Ioana Chereg, crew purser aboard Ryndam and a regular contributor, sent us her beautiful photos taken when the ship was at Sitka, Alaska.
Aboard Volendam. Today during our visit to Glacier Bay the Volendam felt an earthquake that had its epicenter approx 20 miles NNW from the ship. The whole ship started shuddering, the bridge immediately pulled back the throttles and called ECR [engine control room] to ask if everything was all right down there. Tanks were checked… read more of “Captain’s…”
Wednesday, Aug. 3, Juneau, Alaska The shore excursion description says you’ll get a refund if no whales are spotted. Within 10 minutes an adult humpback was spotted. I was pretty excited. That’s not something you get to see that often.
On June 1 we had the chance to walk on the old gold trail in Skagway. The Chilkoot Trail is the centerpiece of gold rush history in Skagway. It was the mail route to the riches of the Klondike. Today, the trail is a tranquil place of incredible beauty. The rain forest is alive with… read more of “Ryndam Crew Hikes…”