Hans Janssen sent us some photos from his cruise aboard Amsterdam March 17 through April 24 that rounded Cape Horn.
Category: South America
On board Rotterdam. More than a week after leaving the mainland of Africa, we touched our first port in the Western Hemisphere. The destination was the infamous and storied island penal colony of Alfred Dreyfus and Papillion — Devil’s Island. The Island is actually a very close group of three islands that sits just off… read more of “Postcards from…”
Blog reader Tom sent us these fun photos from his Jan. 10 “Inca Discovery” cruise aboard Statendam.
Dawn McKenzie, crew purser aboard Prinsendam, sent us this wonderful post about funds the crew raised for an orphanage in Peru. Last month a group of 20 orphans and five escorts visited the Prinsendam in Callao, Peru. They enjoyed cake, ice cream and soda next to the pool. They toured the captain’s quarters where Captain… read more of “Peruvian Orphans…”
Prinsendam’s Hotel Manager, Francois, sent us these beautiful pictures from the South America Grand Voyage Show Buffet. Executive Chef Pedro Lontoc and the Prinsendam “kitchen brigade” created a world of culinary delights amid an ice menagerie; a feast for both the palate and the eyes.
Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line, was presented with two separate awards while he was in Miami, Fla., last week attending the Cruise Shipping Miami convention. Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse (left) accepted the 2009 Cruise Vision Award from St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe at a ceremony at the… read more of “Stein Kruse Accepts…”
Aboard Prinsendam On January 27, all suite guests were invited to a special night prepared just for them. The Crow’s Nest was completely transformed into a classy dining room with a super view of Rio de Janeiro. Local Brazilian performers — dancers and a band — were brought on board for the evening entertainment. A… read more of “A Suite Soiree in…”