My first experience in Antarctica is hard to describe. If you haven’t been there, then I can tell you as much as possible and I can show you 500 photos, but, it won’t do any justice. The white continent is incredible; in any form: the size, the wildlife, the sun which sets in summer at… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Thanks to Christine Thurlow, manager national accounts for Holland America Line, who sent in the fun post from, Christina H., one of her contacts. Julia is still in touch with 7 teens she met on the Veendam when we did Antarctica in December. They bought a shirt on board and it is visiting all the… read more of “Sisterhood of the…”
Days 52-53 Feb. 27-28: “We’re half way through the cruise already – time to start panicking: we’ll have to get off soon!” a guest told her traveling companion in one of the Amsterdam’s elevator wells. She was anticipating a bit – we still have three days to go before the halfway point. But I knew… read more of “Cruise Diary: Near…”
I took this photo while on the Veendam on our December 2010/January 2011 cruise to Antarctica. It was an amazing cruise with superior service and attention from Veendam’s staff and crew. We’ll be taking our third cruise on the Veendam in March from Santiago, Chile, then to Peru, Ecuador, through the Panama Canal and ending… read more of “Happy…”
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,… read more of “Veendam’s…”
Thanks to Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, for sharing these photos from Argentina, Antarctica and Chile. Enjoy!
How to express this cruise: unbelievable, amazing, breathtaking, once in a lifetime, and the list goes on. Special thanks to the staff on the Veendam for all that you did to make our cruise experience one to remember. They were exceptional and helpful. – Linda Gordon