We were at sea and celebrated Easter with a Grand Show Buffet in the Dining Room Lower level during this Grand World Voyage. Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without some Easter bunnies. The Rotterdam dinning room team really got into the mood of the holiday. Komang Sumartha is Rotterdam’s assistant dining manager.
Rotterdam’s Chief Electrician Koos Fockens sent in these beautiful photos from when the ship called at the Seychelle Islands. Recently the ms Rotterdam called at the port of Victoria in the Seychelles as part of her 2009 Grand World Voyage. During this call, many guests and crew enjoyed the beautiful beaches that these islands have… read more of “Postcards from the…”
A big thanks to all of you who took a guess at the name of the castle in my first a post. More on that in a moment. For now, another challenge: Who are the people in the photo above? There’s a hint in the headline of this post and in the video below. Thank… read more of “Thank You, And The…”
We received this update from Ben van Zeijl in Rotterdam: Hallo! Great news from the Home port of Rotterdam. Former HAL Flagship tss Rotterdam V will open for public on July 27 2009. The Grand Lady of the Seas will be operated as a hotel, restaurant, congress center, theater and museum in her former home… read more of “Webcam On Rotterdam…”
Rotterdam called at Mumbai, India, last week on its Grand World Voyage. The most current government of India ad promises an “Incredible India.” The ad certainly lives up to it’s promise. Another way to describe the two little slices of India that we just saw would be “Intense India.” Intense is a word that kept… read more of “Postcards from…”
Last week Rotterdam called at Phuket, Thailand, and this post got lost in cyberspace on the way to the Holland America Blog. Better late than never! In international travel circles, Phuket would seem to have a pretty good name for itself. As we’ve been traveling through Asia we’ve found each destination to be strikingly different…. read more of “Phuket Proves to be…”
We definitely have left southeast Asia and now find ourselves in India. The ads on CNN sell it as “Incredible India.” Rich in history, rich in tradition, rich in spices and for the most part poor in finance. Kochi, our first destination in India, gave us a great introduction to this very complex society. Kochi,… read more of “Postcards from…”
Singapore is a very interesting experience. It is multicultural — and it would appear very proud of it. There is “Little India” that is crowded with colorful with aromas and tastes of big India. Little India