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Together we Can Make a Difference: Manta, Part 2

Together we Can Make a Difference: Manta, Part 2

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!

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

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…”

A Unique Tender Ride in Belem

A Unique Tender Ride in Belem

Belem, Brazil, with quite a “unique” tender ride using shoreside tenders – wooden boats. It was an adventure yet ran smoothly under the circumstances.

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

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.

Postcards from Antarctica

Postcards from Antarctica

Thanks to guest Vera Gibault for sending in her stunning photos from her Veendam cruise to Antarctica.