15th-17th March – Nha Trang, Vietnam and Singapore, Malaysia Having departed Hong Kong, we set sail across the South China Sea towards Nha Trang. The haze/fog had cleared from the Chinese mainland, however the preponderance of fishing boats had to be negotiated again, not only off Hong Kong but Vietnam also, their coastal waters are… read more of “Captain’s…”
Here are photos from our “King Neptune Under the Sea” theme dinner on Amsterdam.
Earlier this month we had a Pasar Malam party around the Lido Deck. Here are more photos!
Hong Kong 11th-13th March We were scheduled to arrive at the pilot station at 0630 and when we departed Manila, I made allowance for the expected heavy shipping traffic in the vicinity of this busy harbour. As a consequence, we made good a speed of 20 kts, faster than needed, however this would give us… read more of “Captain’s…”
These photos were taken during Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage when the ship made its maiden call at Auckland on Feb. 6, 2013. I wish I was a guest on board. Perhaps next time. Cheers! – Bryan Lomas
We entered Manila Bay at 0230 in the morning, passing dark and looming Corregidor on our starboard side and Bataan on our port. Both names resurrecting painful memories for many. Three-and-a-half hours later, having weaved our way through innumerable fishing boats, and anchored ships, we arrive at the pilot station, which is a short distance… read more of “Captain’s…”
Here are photos from yesterday’s tour to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park that I mentioned.
3rd-7th March A day at sea after Bali and an overcast one, it is the rainy season in this region and our day, as we transited the Java Sea, was interspersed with heavy showers and thunderstorms. We were heading for Ujang Pedang, on the island of Sulawesi, the port in question being Makassar. Thirty miles… read more of “Captain’s…”