Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Controller M. Jusuf Nouvy for sharing with us these beautiful pictures from the ship’s port calls at Sydney and Hobart, Australia, during the Grand World Voyage. Sydney:
20th February, Adelaide and 21st February, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island No photos of Adelaide, I’m afraid. The port lies on an outlying promontory and Adelaide itself is a 45-minute bus, (or train) ride from the Amsterdam. Having transited the shallow and winding channel and then swinging in the turning basin, we berthed port-side to at the… read more of “Captain’s…”
Thanks to Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Henk Mensink and Dining Room Manager Pras for these photos from the ship’s Mardi Gras celebration during the Grand World Voyage. Enjoy!
18th February 2013, Hobart, Tasmania Our passage from Sydney was uneventful. We were fortunate that the strong north-east winds were coming from astern and as a consequence we made good speed and little movement of the ‘Amsterdam’, sunny skies too. There is a weather front coming in and ahead of it, stronger winds and during… read more of “Captain’s…”
Sydney, Australia, 15th-16th February Once again, the weather has been kind to us and we enjoyed following winds and seas across the Tasman sea during our crossing from Picton to Sydney. The weather was changeable thoughout and our call in Sydney was no exception, bathed in sunshine one minute and then torrential downpours the next…. read more of “Captain’s…”
Here are photos from the ship’s Valentine’s Day celebration during the Grand World Voyage. Enjoy!
Thanks to Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Henk Mensink for these photos from the ship’s “New Zealand Food & Wine Fest” at the Lido’s poolside during the Grand World Voyage. Enjoy!
12th February, At sea, towards Sydney, Australia Yesterday, we docked in the small harbour at Picton on schedule. Our voyage from Wellington was a short one, it is only 44 miles from the pilot station off Wellington to the pilot station for Picton, consequently we steamed at a very slow speed of 8 knots to… read more of “Captain’s…”