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Photo of Rotterdam Arriving at Rotterdam

Photo of Rotterdam Arriving at Rotterdam

Hallo, Ik zag op uw weblog over de Rotterdam, dat u geïnteresseerd bent in foto’s van o.a. de Rotterdam. Bijgaand een foto die ik maakte op donderdag jongstleden, 30 juli, om 06.10 uur. De enige fotograaf bij station West in Maassluis was ik. Misschien kunt u de foto een leuk plekje geven. Vriendelijke groeten, Hans…   read more of “Photo of Rotterdam…”

Captain’s Log: Husavik, Iceland

Captain’s Log: Husavik, Iceland

Today we were docked at Husavik, Iceland. It’s a very quaint fishing village on the Skjalfandi Bay on the north Icelandic coast. Aside from the traditional fishing industry, ecotourism is the thing here, especially due to the abundance and variety of whale sightings offshore. Last night we crossed the Arctic Circle, and during the night,…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Postcard from Lysefjord

Postcard from Lysefjord

Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, sent us this nice photo of the ship at Lysefjord, Norway. The impressive mountains make the ship look like a toy boat!

Exploring Flam on a Fjord Safari

Exploring Flam on a Fjord Safari

This week at Flam, Norway, the crew went on a very special shore excursion. It’s called the Flam Fjord Safari. I had arranged this as a special crew-only experience. The tour consists of an hour-and-a-half journey in what’s called a RIB, or Rigid Inflatable Boat. The boat is large enough to fit 20, luckily we…   read more of “Exploring Flam on a…”

Prinsendam Enters the Land of the Midnight Sun

Prinsendam Enters the Land of the Midnight Sun

Thom Faulkner, Prinsendam’s cruise director, sent us in these fun photos and note. On July 23 at 6:58 a.m. the ms Prinsendam crossed Latitude 66 degrees 33.5’ North crossing the Arctic Circle and officially entering the Land of the Midnight Sun. At that very (early) moment, the entertainment team, led by the brave explorer (in…   read more of “Prinsendam Enters…”

Rotterdam Cruise Diary: July 23

Rotterdam Cruise Diary: July 23

It’s our last day on board. Sailing on the North Sea bound for Rotterdam, the home port of this vessel. In the afternoon there was an opportunity to ask questions of the captain, hotel manager and chief engineer in the Queen’s Lounge. It was so nice to hear how the careers of the three gentleman…   read more of “Rotterdam Cruise…”