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Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,380
Crew Members:
615
Gross Tonnage:
62,753 grt
Length:
780 feet
Maximum Speed:
22.5 knots
Dedicated:
October 2000
Godmother:
Janet Lanterman

Latest Post

Captain’s Log: Glaciers Galore

Captain’s Log: Glaciers Galore

Once again, Seymour Narrows was transited, this time at the more civilised hour of 10:30 p.m. Seymour was described by Captain George Vancouver, on his voyage of discovery, as ‘one of the vilest stretches of water in the world”. It is easy to imagine why, on a ship under sail, trying to navigate the treacherous…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Recent Posts

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Our speed from Vancouver to the ‘Great Land’ and our first port, Juneau, is governed by the time of slack water at Seymour Narrows. The parameter for the transit of this narrow passage is dependent on the speed of the current. We have compulsory pilots with us, from the Pacific Pilotage Authority, and they have…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

It has been a week since I walked up the gangway, on a glorious Vancouver morning and, once again, was greeted by familiar faces and beaming smiles, it’s always nice to come back to my 2nd ‘home’. Making the transition from man of leisure to Captain of a cruise ship is always something of a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Spiced Lamb Kofta with Israeli Couscous Salad and Tahini Vinaigrette

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Spiced Lamb Kofta with Israeli Couscous Salad and Tahini Vinaigrette

Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray’s Equinox, is one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 Best New Chefs in America. Chef Nicolas recently sailed on Amsterdam as part of the Culinary Arts Centers program and gave a couple of exciting and mouth-watering demonstrations. LAMB…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Karen…”

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Baked Mushroom Bureka with Summer Bean Salad and Feta Cheese

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Baked Mushroom Bureka with Summer Bean Salad and Feta Cheese

Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray’s Equinox, is one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 Best New Chefs in America. Chef Nicolas recently sailed on Amsterdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave a couple of exciting and mouth-watering demonstrations. BUREKA:…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Karen…”

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Beet Cured Salmon Gravlax with Goat Cheese Panna Cotta

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Beet Cured Salmon Gravlax with Goat Cheese Panna Cotta

Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray’s Equinox, is one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 Best New Chefs in America. Chef Nicolas recently sailed on Amsterdam as part of the Culinary Arts Centers program and gave a couple of exciting and mouth-watering demonstrations. GRAVLAX:…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Karen…”

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing

Thanks to 2-star Mariner Robert New for sending in these photo. Last July-August, I and wife Dolores were passengers aboard HAL MV Amsterdam to Alaska. It seemed the whole town of Kodiak was into FISHING, FISHING, FISHING. I took this photo near the ship. Along the road near the ship were several fish processing plants….   read more of “Fishing, Fishing,…”

Video: Time-Lapse of Amsterdam at Glacier Bay

Thanks to Robert Matthew, Amsterdam’s 2nd engineer, for sending in this cool time lapse video of the ship at Glacier Bay, Alaska! If you look close enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of ms Volendam.