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Postcards from Komodo Island

Postcards from Komodo Island

Rotterdam called at Komodo Island yesterday on it’s Grand World Voyage. Just a couple of hundred miles down the island chain that is Indonesia is an island called Komodo. It has one village and the rest of the island is a national park. It is one of the most interesting, unique and intense places we’ve…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Adelaide, Australia

Postcards from Adelaide, Australia

Rotterdam called at Adelaide, Australia, last Sunday on it’s Grand World Voyage. One of the more underrated aspects of travel, and perhaps more so on longer journeys, is the opportunity to meet interesting people and make new friends. On a recent trip to the Amazon we had one such encounter with a very nice couple….   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

Rotterdam called at Melbourne, Australia, last week on it’s Grand World Voyage. If Sydney was our time for urban renewal, Melbourne was a day for our ride in the country. It’s a pity that we only had one day there. Going and returning from the Dandenong Hills through this spectacular city whetted our appetite for…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcard from Sydney

Postcard from Sydney

Rotterdam called at Sydney last week during its Grand World Voyage. Chief officer Robert-Jan Kan snapped this picture of the deck department with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Postcards from Sydney, Australia

Postcards from Sydney, Australia

Rotterdam called at Sydney last week on its Grand World Voyage. We arrived at Sydney in the very early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 10. We’ve been hearing for days much news about intense heat and dry conditions, but we found cool and misty conditions. We, of course, found much more to this city. Our ship…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Vanuatu

Postcards from Vanuatu

Rotterdam called at Vanautu in the South Pacific last week on its Grand World Voyage. Once known as New Hebredies, Vanuatu is an island nation that lies east of Fiji, west of the island of New Guinea and north of Australia. Over the past two days we made two stops in Vanuatu. Though the stops…   read more of “Postcards from…”