30th March, Madagascar Landfall, after leaving the Seychelles and crossing 10⁰South latitude, the demarcation line for ‘pirate’ country we sight the northern tip of Madagascar in the early morning light. Our destination, Adoanay, formerly known by its French name Hell Ville, lies on the island of Nosy Be, on the north-west coast of Madagascar. It’s… read more of “Captain’s…”
28th March, Victoria, Seychelles We had perfect weather across the Indian Ocean and although we arrived off Victoria on time, we had to wait 45 minutes, our berth was occupied by a Danish frigate, one of the naval contingent that patrol the Somali pirate waters in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Who am… read more of “Captain’s…”
Amsterdam‘s “All White” night, created a beautifully elegant environment that was enjoyed by all during a delicious dinner.
Having put the vents of Phuket behind me, we made our way across the Indian Ocean towards a landfall off the southern tip of Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was once known. Our guests and crew enjoyed the sea-days after our somewhat hectic prior days and ports. We were, once again, blessed with calm… read more of “Captain’s…”
Below are some pictures from Amsterdam‘s Prom Night. Enjoy!
18th to 21st March Having departed Singapore, we set courses through the Malacca Straits once more and dealt with all that it entails. The lanes are still busy and one has to have one’s wits about you as we negotiate them. We needed 14 kts to make Port Malai, on the island of Langkawi, which… read more of “Captain’s…”
Below are some pictures from Manila on March 9 with all the families coming on board to visit Amsterdam during our call. As you can see, with over 1,500 visitors expected it was a busy but fantastic day for our crew. At the end of the day we were treated to a fireworks display, which… read more of “Busy Day at Manila,…”
On March 2nd, Amsterdam called at the beautiful port of Benoa in Bali, Indonesia during its Grand World Voyage. Here are some photos of our arrival taken from the Seabourn Quest.