Rotterdam called at Adelaide, Australia, last Sunday on it’s Grand World Voyage. One of the more underrated aspects of travel, and perhaps more so on longer journeys, is the opportunity to meet interesting people and make new friends. On a recent trip to the Amazon we had one such encounter with a very nice couple…. read more of “Postcards from…”
Rotterdam called at Melbourne, Australia, last week on it’s Grand World Voyage. If Sydney was our time for urban renewal, Melbourne was a day for our ride in the country. It’s a pity that we only had one day there. Going and returning from the Dandenong Hills through this spectacular city whetted our appetite for… read more of “Postcards from…”
Rotterdam called at Sydney last week during its Grand World Voyage. Chief officer Robert-Jan Kan snapped this picture of the deck department with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.
We received these photos from a reader, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect: Rotterdam VI called at Sydney last week and is working its way around Australia on the Grand World Voyage. Dear Sir/Madam: As I read about the Rotterdam visiting Sydney, Australia, this past week, I remembered seeing the Old Rotterdam in Sydney… read more of “Rotterdam Redux at…”
Rotterdam called at Sydney last week on its Grand World Voyage. We arrived at Sydney in the very early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 10. We’ve been hearing for days much news about intense heat and dry conditions, but we found cool and misty conditions. We, of course, found much more to this city. Our ship… read more of “Postcards from…”
Rotterdam was in New Caledonia last week on its Grand World Voyage. Rotterdam docked at Noumea. Over the past week or so, we seem to be traveling in decades rather than days. If Luganville in Vanuatu felt like the 1940s with all of remnants of World War II construction, and Port Villa was a reminder… read more of “Postcards from New…”
Here is a shot of the Rotterdam in Melbourne on a recent 29 C (approximately 88 F) sunny but smoky day, courtesy of Noel Bell.
Rotterdam called at Vanautu in the South Pacific last week on its Grand World Voyage. Once known as New Hebredies, Vanuatu is an island nation that lies east of Fiji, west of the island of New Guinea and north of Australia. Over the past two days we made two stops in Vanuatu. Though the stops… read more of “Postcards from…”