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Captain’s Log: Cusco, Peru

Captain’s Log: Cusco, Peru

16th January, Cusco, San Martin, Peru; 17th-18th, at sea: Cusco is a relatively small port on the coast of Peru. One dock long enough to accommodate our length. We are surrounded by sand, the desert of the Atacama. Guests return from ‘interior’ tours here, particularly Machu Picchu and fly to see the Nazca Lines, vast…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Callao, Peru

Captain’s Log: Callao, Peru

14th and 15th January. Callao, Peru: Thick fog as we approached the port and the approach was done solely on radar, as there was nothing ‘visually’ to be seen. The visibility improved as we came through the breakwaters and became sufficient enough to dock. Callao is a ‘hub’ port for the west-coast of South America…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

11th January. Manta, Ecuador: We crept into the port at 0400, ‘crept’ because most, if not all of our guests were still sleeping and I needed to avoid waking them with the vibration of the bow thrust. Approximately 20 of our guests were leaving us here and flying to the Galapagos Islands, hence the need…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Cruise Diary: Celebrating New Year’s Eve Aboard Veendam

Cruise Diary: Celebrating New Year’s Eve Aboard Veendam

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, idisembarked Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage today with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 31, 2012: We had the most amazing New Year’s Eve EVER! On some occasions I have…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Q & A With Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert

Cruise Diary: Q & A With Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Meet Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh, who has been working with Holland America…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Q…”

Cruise Diary: Visiting Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Cruise Diary: Visiting Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 24-25, 2012: Buenos Aires was HOT – 37 degrees celsius, so we needed…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Travel Writer Embarks on South America & Antarctica Voyage

Cruise Diary: Travel Writer Embarks on South America & Antarctica Voyage

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 20-23, 2012: This is my first three-week cruise on Holland America Line and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”