For every avid traveler — and for this who just love adventure — a trip to Antarctica truly is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Antarctica is one of the most remote parts of the world, so it takes time and extensive planning to get there.
Category: Grand Voyages
Since departing Easter Island, ms Amsterdam has sailed a westerly course toward the South Pacific. Here is a recap of Captain Mercer’s blog posts. You can read them in their entirety on his blog, www.captainjonathan.com.
One of the great pleasures of travel is the opportunity to sample local food and drink. While you may find language barriers along the way, an appreciation for good food is a universal language and can be a fantastic way to immerse yourself in local cultures.
The Grand World Voyage is full of exciting, interesting and exotic ports of call. In fact, during the 113-day journey ms Amsterdam will call at 38 ports across five continents.
From the Caribbean and South Pacific to Indonesia and all countries close to the equator, the tropics conjure up images of sun-kissed skies, azure seas, palm-lined shores and balmy breezes.
Jan. 4-5: I joined the “Amsterdam” again, yesterday, yet another World Cruise beckons, a circumnavigation of the globe; 32,500 nautical miles, 38 ports of call and 113 days.
Guest Sharon Johnson is on Prinsendam’s Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, and guest Jan Yetke is on Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage.
Holland America Line’s flagship ms Amsterdam cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, on the 55th Grand World Voyage for the company.