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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Christ the Redeemer

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Christ the Redeemer

I took this picture of the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while riding a cable car. Having lived on a ship for two years now, I have had an incredible chance of seeing a lot of wonderful places. Christ the Redeemer’s meaningful architecture has always fascinated me. The statue is perfectly situated in…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Machu Picchu

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Machu Picchu

I am at the top of the world discovering the Royal Inca settlement of Machu Picchu. The three-day Holland America overland was a blast! Eva Marti Shore Excursions Manager ms Rotterdam

To the End of the World and Beyond

To the End of the World and Beyond

Guest Cherie Brooks Reilly sent us the wonderful account of her recent cruise. We hope you all enjoy reading it as much as we did! Ushuaia, Argentina, proudly claims to be the “end of the world” because it is the southernmost city in the Americas that is connected by roads. A few miles from the…   read more of “To the End of the…”

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil, Part II

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil, Part II

Prinsendam made her maiden call at Paraty (pronounced Par-a-CHEE), Brazil, last month. Located on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), Paraty is a charming preserved Portuguese colonial (1500-1822) and Brazilian Imperial town (1822-1889) with a population of about 36,000. In recent years, Paraty has transformed from a small, almost abandoned, fishing and agriculture town into a…   read more of “Prinsendam…”

Prinsendam’s Antarctic Adventure

Prinsendam’s Antarctic Adventure

Prinsendam called at Port Stanley, the administrative capital and largest city in the Falkland Islands, on Feb. 10 during her Grand South America and Antarctic Voyage. With a population of about 2,000 residents, the local homes are typically fitted with brightly colored roofs which serve as navigational landmarks for sailors. Several penguin species are found…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

King Neptune Reigns on Prinsendam

King Neptune Reigns on Prinsendam

Recently we celebrated the crossing of the equator – Grand Voyage Style! Prinsendam’s crew members were subject to the judgment of the Sea King and Queen. For those of you who don’t know, this seafaring tradition aboard cruise ships has been around for as long as anyone can remember. The festivities are marked by the…   read more of “King Neptune Reigns…”