For two days and two nights we stayed in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. We had very nice experiences. People go to Table Mountain, go around the city with a double-decker bus as in the picture and also spend some time at the waterfront with beautiful views of the bay. Komang (left),… read more of “Postcards from Cape…”
South Africa is presenting us with some of the best things that travel can offer. It is giving us stunning beauty, adventurous expeditions, enriching encounters with people of very different backgrounds and most of all intellectual stimulation and debate within and among ourselves. We will not dwell on the last element, but will just say… read more of “Postcards from…”
On April 26 on board the Rotterdam we held “The Pink Panther” theme, which included a ball in the Queen’s Lounge and the dining room also was decorated with the theme in pink color. The crew was dressed in pink and black vests, and some entertainment staff wore their pink cat outfits. It was a… read more of “Rotterdam’s…”
Sometimes the pace of our cruise is such that we hardly catch our breath and it’s time again for a new destination. While we had several days at sea between the lovely Seychelles and Mombasa, Kenya, time on board just flew by. We were in some now-infamous waters during some challenging times. During our time… read more of “On Safari in…”
Whenever we — and we suspect others as well — set out to a warm-water, previously unknown island destination, in our mind’s eye we envision designer sand and smiling, beautiful local faces greeting us in a perfectly clean yet interestingly lived-in town. We’ve been setting out on these kinds of journeys for many years, and… read more of “Postcards from the…”
Anthony Garofalo is a crew purser for Holland America Line. The crew purser is the on-board representative of the Seagoing Human Resources Department. Among other things, the crew purser is ultimately responsible for the general welfare and on-board life of the crew on each Holland America ship. At the age of 9 Anthony went on… read more of “Meet Crew Purser…”
Yesterday we were at Maputo, Mozambique. It’s our maiden call there, and most of the crew and guests were at the downtown area. We enjoyed the city and surprisingly it was a nice call. The city was better than we were expected. Nice people and also a beautiful city. Komang, right, with Yan Yan, a… read more of “Postcards from…”
On Grand World Voyages, the dining team does theme nights. Monday night we had a “Casino Royale” theme for dinner and decorated the dining room and atrium with playing cards and giant dice. The entrance to the dining room.