Veendam recently held a plaque exchange ceremony with local authorities in Puerto Montt, Chile, during the ship’s maiden call there. Not only did the port authorities show up but also reporters to report the exchange. Even CNN Chile was part of the team. They interviewed the Port Manager, the Mayor and the Governor on board…. read more of “Veendam’s…”
Category: South America
On Nov. 4th, at the Port of Cartagena, Colombia, Zuiderdam made a large donation to the local non-profit organization Granitos de Paz (Grains of Peace) and Friends for Colombia. With the help of many hands, Zuiderdam was able to donate: · 7 boxes of hangers · 1 box of pillow cases · 21 boxes of… read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”
Veendam got her first polar plunge yesterday which was a perfect way to prepare the ship for the upcoming Antarctica cruises. During the first visit to the glaciers this season while floating at Brujo Glacier, located in the Chilean fjords, we were able to take some great shots from one of the tenders. While enjoying… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
This was taken last season in South America. The continent offers so many extreme landscapes, from sand to snow. The beautiful mountains in the Parque Tierra del Fuego are exceptionally picturesque. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam
Thanks to HAL guest Debbie Fuller for sending in these great photos she shot while on her cruise aboard Veendam in January.
Thanks to HAL guest Patricia Simón for sending in these great photos from her cruise with Eurodam to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk.
Joanne Gardner Future Cruise Consultant ms Maasdam
Among the many fun things we did was to go to a Candlelight Dinner at Casa de Alagia one evening in Lima. The house was the first colonial building constructed in Lima and belonged to a representative of Queen Isabella. Construction took place in 1543, mud brick walls 4 feet thick covered with stucco, three… read more of “Dinner at Casa de…”