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Fun and Tradition When ‘Crossing the Line’

Fun and Tradition When ‘Crossing the Line’

The Westerdam crossed the equator at 10:08 a.m. (one hour past GMT) and commemorated the special event with a “Crossing the Line” ceremony. To a completely packed Lido aft deck, the Westerdam ‘troop’ translated the event in German for our guests and made this a very festive and playful occasion for all! It was a…   read more of “Fun and Tradition…”

Rotterdam Crew Visits Machu Picchu

Rotterdam Crew Visits Machu Picchu

Recently, 14 brave individuals plunged into an adventure they would never forget and took a crew tour of Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas.” During this three-day, two-night excursion, crew members were able to see one of the world’s most incredible historical civilizations, landscape and culture. After the tour, most of the crew…   read more of “Rotterdam Crew…”

Veendam at Boca Da Valeria, Brazil

Veendam at Boca Da Valeria, Brazil

On April 8, the ms Veendam anchored near the small village of Boca da Valeria, Brazil. As only a few ships visit this small community each year, the crew and officers made a huge charity run and we also decided to invite some of the children from the school on board for lunch and a…   read more of “Veendam at Boca Da…”

Veendam’s Crew Goes to Iguazu

Veendam’s Crew Goes to Iguazu

Veendam’s crew enjoyed a great day trip to Iguazu Falls while calling at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taller than Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River. Myles Williams is Veendam’s human resources manager.

Postcards from the Amazon: Part 3

Postcards from the Amazon: Part 3

The hardware store. The propeller shop is at the other side of the “building” The local shipyard is building river boats. Unbelievable what they can build with their limited equipment.