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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…”

Veendam calls at Buzios, Brazil

Veendam calls at Buzios, Brazil

It was a rainy day in Buzios but even though, we were able to enjoy walking down the cobbled streets of this beautiful resort town famous for its beautiful beaches, expensive boutiques and great restaurants.

Prinsendam’s Great Give Back in Peru

Prinsendam’s Great Give Back in Peru

On March 1, something very special took place on the ms Prinsendam. Over a month ago, the Prinsendam’s Grand Voyage hostess Beth Downey, while in contact with the Callao, Peru, port agent discovered there were two orphanages in their area that could use some help. Knowing the giving nature of our guests, she decided to…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil

After her Amazon experience, Prinsendam continued on her Grand South America Voyage to call at more ports in Brazil. Here are a few photos from our visit to Fortaleza, Salvador da Bahia and Ilhéus for your enjoyment.

Prinsendam Helps a Small Fishing Boat

Prinsendam Helps a Small Fishing Boat

Concierge Hostess Jeanni Prescan sent in photos taken yesterday when Prinsendam came to the aid of a fishing boat whose crew were in need of food and water. It turns out that their water tank broke down and they were five days away from land. There was no other urgent matter and they had sufficient…   read more of “Prinsendam Helps a…”

Anyone for Sushi?

Anyone for Sushi?

I think we are going to need a bigger can!! I took this photo while at port in Manta, Ecuador. It’s deep frozen tuna being landed for processing. Anyone for Sushi? Best Regards,   Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer ms Rotterdam Holland America Line

Prinsendam’s Village Adventure in Parintins

Prinsendam’s Village Adventure in Parintins

The Amazon Experience! Prinsendam recently called at Parintins in the Amazon. The small 200-year-old village has a population of about 100,000. A river boat trip to Parintins from Manaus, which is 350 miles away, takes 15 hours. But the trip in the opposite direction takes a full 27 hours due to the swift and powerful…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”