We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Here are some of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing!
Category: South America
**Note: We’re happy to report that Chief Engineer Jaap Wisse has briefly come out of retirement to go back on board Prinsendam for a little while. During Prinsendam’s call at Manaus, Brazil, we decided to do some bike exploring on our own. Here are some scenes from our trip.
Journalist Bob Bone recently sailed aboard Veendam from Chile to Argentina and around the tip of South America. He documented his HAL adventure on the website, allthingscruise.com. Enjoy this post! November 12: Our first port call on this fortnight journey was Puerto Montt, Chile, named for an early governor of the province. And it is… read more of “Journalist…”
A special 360-degree sunset at sea, processed in a unique way to give it a round effect. What better way is there to show how we’re going around Cape Horn, in order to get from one side to the other side of South America, than a round sunset. Bert van Mackelenberghs is Veendam’s hotel director.
Statendam met with our CARE TEAM members Dan and Berit and delivered six boxes of slightly used clothing and shoes to the community center, one of the Columbian non-profits that is supported by the US nonprofit foundation, Friends of Colombia. We were blessed to have these delightful people show us their musical talents and open… read more of “Statendam’s…”
Special thanks to Veendam’s Techspert Rob who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Rob here on the ms Veendam, today we have just finished our first cruise around Cape Horn in South America. This trip has so many highlights, ranging from the Chilean Fjords, Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina, Cape Horn and to top… read more of “Digital Workshop:…”
South America is a continent fill with every type of scenic backdrop — from beaches to mountains to fjords. The colors and sights are always impressive, no matter the photo subject. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam
During the repositioning cruise to South America, Veendam’s team donated medical supplies, blankets and bathrobes to Guayaquil Villa Hogar Esperanza, a retirement home in Manta, Ecuador. Here are a couple of photos of the retirement home residents trying out the new walkers, donated by Veendam.