On January 11, Errol Brando, Veendam’s casino host, and Paula Valli, Veendam’s casino supervisor, joined the Elusive & Exclusive: Rockhopper Penguins excursion and met the funniest members of the penguin world. Thanks for the photos Errol and Paula!
Category: South America
Special thanks to Veendam’s Hotel Manager David Wood for sending us these gorgeous shots from Antarctica.
Ushuaia, Argentina, is one of the ports that the Veendam visits during its South America voyages and it is one of everyone’s favourites. There are many restaurants that serve delicious food, one of the specialties being crab soup. Yummy! There are various boutiques that sell souvenirs and included in these photos is a picture of… read more of “Veendam Postcards…”
December 23 was the only time this year that the Veendam called at the small town of Puerto Chacabuco, Chile. The town itself is very small — there is only one street — but the scenery is stunning.
Veendam’s Security Officer John Cabalde submitted this post: These pictures were taken during ms Veendam’s first visit to Ushuaia, Argentina, this season. It was very cold and snowing hard so we really faced a tough challenge conducting security screening at the ship’s gangway. Despite the cold weather, the vessel left without any security issues.
The reason many people travel to Patagonia is to see the penguins. Today I was off the Veendam and on a catamaran to Magdalena Island where about 170,000 penguins live for the Off the Beaten Track: Magdalena Penguin Reserve excursion. It’s about an hour and a half ride from Punta Arenas to the island but… read more of “‘Chilling̵…”