Thanks to Volendam’s Travel Guide Ian Page for sending in this note and photos from their arrival at Vietnam. Volendam visited Nha Trang, Vietnam on Feb. 12th and we were welcomed by local officials, as well as, dragon dancers, TV crews and leaders of the local tourist organization. The reason? We were their first ship… read more of “Welcoming Arrival…”
Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show… read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”
A big token of gratitude is in order for Volendam Salon Manager Cynthia Ferguson who was presented with the “Life Saver Award” for saving a passenger’s life! Two cruises ago, she saved a guest’s life in the dining room by performing the Heimlich maneuver to stop her from choking. The guest wrote a letter to… read more of “Volendam’s…”
Guests on board Volendam got a special treat organized by the ship’s entertainment department — a Chinese New Year celebration! This is the year of the snake so the props and decorations were fitting to this theme. Here are some photos of the festive night!
Special thanks to Volendam’s Techspert Frank Barcelona who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Here is a great way to access files from a remote PC when you are traveling. If you have the SkyDrive desktop app for Windows installed on a PC, you can use the Fetch files feature to access all your… read more of “Digital Workshop:…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy this post and photos from their call at Port Vila, Vanuatu. We sailed into Port Vila very early in the morning. It was only an overnight sail from Fiji, but we… read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”
Special thanks to Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, for sharing with us this video he created during his recent Volendam voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong. Enjoy!
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy this post and photos from their call at Suva, Fiji. On our visit to Suva, Fiji, we had a tour out of town to see “Fantastic Fijian Fire Walkers”. We drove… read more of “Cruise Diary: Suva,…”