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Video: Volendam’s 17-Day Asia-Pacific Voyage

Special thanks to Noel Bell, a HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, for sharing this video of Volendam’s 17-day Japan to Canada crossing via South Korea, Russia and Alaska during the month of May. Thanks, Noel!

  • Sue in Nebraska

    Beautiful video. I would love to do that cruise one day.

  • Steve

    Great video Noel! This is Steve the HalCats Band Leader/piano player…I hope you had as much fun on that voyage as I did!

  • Paula Dolan

    About to do a cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam for 12 days on the 27th June around the Mediterranean, and after looking at this video, feeling very excited now.

  • Cindy

    Great video. Lovely sites.

  • Suzanne

    Thank you Noel, that was a wonderful video. Full of sites I would never have seen otherwise. I loved the music throughout and wondered if you could supply a play list of the pieces you used.

    What a wonderful itinerary that HAL put togehter. Such diverse landscapes and people, I’d love to do this cruise one day, but it did look a little cold in Russia, in May even for my Canadian blood..

    Thanks again for sharing.

  • Mary Ann

    Incredible! Great music and photography! Thanks for sharing!

  • Valerie

    Thank you so much. This was so enriching… Thank you!

  • Dorothy

    That was beautiful. Wish I could do a video that interesting and well done. Thanks for sharing.

  • Robert in Vancouver

    Thanks Noel. I will never forget this cruise. I need to check to see if anyone posted a video of the first leg from Singapore to Kobe. Thanks also for documenting the storm. Made ship life interesting…

  • Noel & Pat Bell Australia

    Many thanks everyone. It makes producing these voyages all worthwhile. Look out for the Zaandam 26 day San Diego to Sydney in Oct/Nov through the South Pacific islands.
    Steve/Halcats…loved the professional & excellent music from you & the team. Hope your hair has grown back!! and we see you again on another cruise.
    The music I selected prior to leaving home & edited it on sea days using a Mac pro. I film for a living professionally but used a new Sony high def.16:9 broadcast camera so that I can use for stock footage. On average I would shoot 30 mins. to edit 1 minute so that is is finaled to 10 mins, the max for youtube. On last years 30 day Rotterdam S./America trip I had to go to parts 1-2.
    Apart from the Japanese & Korean folk music ‘Saita Sakuri’ The Russian piece was a famous Russian/Polish ‘Polska Poi’ & the final was from Michael W Smith’s ‘The Last Hallelujah’
    Regards Noel in freezing Melbourne Au

  • julie in australia

    we are going on this trip next april, on Zaandam, think we will have to rethink warm clothing!!

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