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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Torres del Paine

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile is melting pot of seasons. It boasts snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, lush landscapes … the vegetation is beautiful and the park also has an abundance of animals. It was a breathtaking day. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam

Veendam Donates to Orphanage in Callao, Peru

Veendam Donates to Orphanage in Callao, Peru

Recently during our call at Callao, Peru, the Veendam crew were able to make a donation to a local children’s orphanage called Aldeas Infintiles. Four large boxes full of clothing, blankets, shoes, and games along with $800 USD were collected among the crew to try and help and offer a little relief to the orphanage….   read more of “Veendam Donates to…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Cartagena, Colombia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is full of beautiful sights and sounds, including a lots of historic things to see … and some very colorful wildlife. I snapped this pretty parrot and was able to capture so many brilliant colors. It won the crew photo contest! Putra Kertha Housekeeping ms Statendam

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Moonlight Serenade

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Moonlight Serenade

It so happened that we were docked next to Zuiderdam in Cartagena, Colombia, a few days ago. It gets dark extremely fast and early so I knew there were some opportunities to get some good night shots. It was a full moon that night and as Statendam left first, we passed our big sister. Since…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

I took this picture in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. I am most proud of my photos from this day. I especially like this photo because of the spectacular two-dimensional perspective and because my colleague is seen on the top left of the photo. I love my job; it has opened me up to the world…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Amazon

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Amazon

“Hal ship under Indian Admiration.” My guests went ashore and mingled with the local Indian tribe when we were in the Amazon. And my crew sponsored the local school BOCA with writing materials and other gifts. It was a good day. Captain Albert Schoonderbeek Master ms Prinsendam (ms Ryndam above)

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ushuaia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ushuaia

I took this picture atop a mountain in Ushuaia, Argentina, after a three-hour hike. When we reached the top of the mountain we got this amazing view of a big beautiful valley and snow-capped mountains as far as you can see. I love the dramatic landscape of the seemingly endless mountains, it almost looks like…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Devil’s Island

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Devil’s Island

The Veendam guests have an opportunity to take a walking tour of Ile Royale which takes approximately 2 hours. The islands used to be a prison and are famous from the movie the Papillion. While walking through the island, one can see the 1928 lighthouse, a helipad, and a modern radio/radar tracking station of the…   read more of “Explorer’s…”