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…”
Enjoy these pictures from our Indonesian themed “Pasar Malam” event on the Amsterdam, March 2nd in Benoa, Bali, during the Grand World Voyage. Stay tuned for more photos from our Dining Room Manager Pras!
Here are some great photos of our to Benoa, Bali. Amsterdam’s crew had 600 of their family members visit and these are just some of the ones I managed to catch during check in.
27th February to 2nd March Well, where to start? I left you as we departed Adelaide, the gateway port for Perth, Australia, heading north in the Indian Ocean towards Bali, Indonesia. Our President and CEO Stein Kruse, his wife Linda, Sally Andrews, our VP Public Relations, and Gerald Bernhoft, Director Mariner Society, joined us in… read more of “Captain’s…”