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Pre-, Post-Cruise: Exploring Valparaiso

Pre-, Post-Cruise: Exploring Valparaiso

Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010. The following reports highlight Valparaiso, the embarkation/disembarkation port. Occupying a narrow swath of South America’s west coast, Chile extends nearly 2,700 miles from its southernmost point at Cape Horn to its northern border with Peru. The majestic Andes and…   read more of “Pre-, Post-Cruise:…”

Planning A ‘Round Cape Horn’ Cruise

Planning A ‘Round Cape Horn’ Cruise

[Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010.] From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, around Cape Horn to Valparaiso, Chile, or in the reverse direction, “Round Cape Horn” cruises are South America’s most popular itineraries. You’ll typically spend two weeks on board ship, and overnight in some ports….   read more of “Planning A…”

Inaugural Call at Corinto, Nicaragua

Inaugural Call at Corinto, Nicaragua

Below are two photos of the plaque ceremony that took place on October 9th when the Statendam made her inaugural call at Corinto, Nicaragua. Captain Harm-Jan Arnold and Hotel Manager Theo Haanen presented a plaque and ship model on behalf of the ms Statendam, while local Corinto officials presented a plaque to the Captain. Christina…   read more of “Inaugural Call at…”

Postcards from South America

Postcards from South America

Guests Hans Janssen sent in these wonderful photos from the last leg of the South America cruise aboard Amsterdam. Enjoy!

Postcards from South America

Postcards from South America

Hans Janssen sent us some more photos from his cruise aboard Amsterdam March 17 through April 24 that rounded Cape Horn.

Postcards from South America

Postcards from South America

Hans Janssen sent us some photos from his cruise aboard Amsterdam March 17 through April 24 that rounded Cape Horn.