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Exploring the Museums of Lima, Peru

Exploring the Museums of Lima, Peru

There are two museums in Lima that provide a full exposure to the craftsmanship of those ancient societies who came long before the Inca. I visited both today on the Gold Museum & Ancient Treasures shore excursion. The Larco Museum is a private collection of 45,000 ceramic pieces that date back to well before Christ….   read more of “Exploring the…”

Cruise Diary: Cartagena, Colombia

Cruise Diary: Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, was our last port of call. We booked the Medieval Cartagena by Horse Carriage excursion, visiting the Old City on a horse and carriage. It was quite enjoyable riding through the heart of the old walled city. The locals were very friendly people who waved at us during our ride throughout the town….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Statendam Spreads Goodwill in Cartagena, Colombia

Statendam Spreads Goodwill in Cartagena, Colombia

Twenty-seven children from the Funvivir Nonprofit Group visited the Statendam for an afternoon of fun! Funvivir helps 166 children from poor families in the Cartagena area purchase much-needed medical supplies. The organization also provides activities for children to enjoy once they are doing better, in addition to a lot of other supporting roles to families…   read more of “Statendam Spreads…”

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…”