We posted Part 1 yesterday, and here are some more pictures from the day spent repairing a local school in Manta, Ecuador. Kudos to Veendam‘s amazing crew for doing such a terrific job!
Category: South America
On April 21 the crew of the ms Veendam took the concept of “Cruise With a Purpose” literally in their own hands. Cruise with a Purpose is a designation given to shore excursions that give back to the community or serve a higher purpose than entertainment, and today the crew of the Veendam did just… read more of “Together we Can…”
Dear readers, my apologies for not contributing for several days. Towards the end of one’s contract, there never seem to be enough hours in a day. What with social functions, endless paperwork, (reports in various guises) and the everyday responsibilities of commanding a cruise ship, time to sit and write to you seems to be… read more of “Captain’s…”
Belem, Brazil, with quite a “unique” tender ride using shoreside tenders – wooden boats. It was an adventure yet ran smoothly under the circumstances.
On April 21st the Veendam will be in Manta, Ecuador, and as soon as the ship is docked, a large group of our crew will go to a local school called School Care San Jose, which is located 20 minutes from the port in Manta. School Care San Jose is a school that currently has… read more of “Together we can…”
Here are photos of a sand castle we came across on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Seems like they are ready for the 2016 Olympics! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.
Thanks to guest Vera Gibault for sending in her stunning photos from her Veendam cruise to Antarctica.
In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro resists all adjectives. Even if you get that absolute vista from the top of Corcovado… read more of “Celebrating 140…”