The ms Volendam ended her 34-day circumnavigation of Australia on the 24th of November in Sydney Australia. On November 22, she left Hobart, Tasmania, and sailed by Cape Raoul and later Tasman Island. This steep rocky coastline looks like a giant organ. From now it is north toward Sydney and then she will start her… read more of “Captain’s…”
Special thanks to HAL’s Chris Martin for this photo of Volendam’s first-ever call at Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, Australia. HAL’s interest in the island led to them build a new tender-landing facility to accommodate large cruise ships.
On Nov. 4, 2012, Volendam donated some 19 boxes of pillows to a Mataram (Lombok) orphanage. This donation was kindly received by three representatives from the orphanage who were extremely thankful for the donation and said that they would be much appreciated by the children. Volendam plans to make more donations in Komodo Island when… read more of “Volendam Makes…”
Nov. 12, 1999: Volendam, HAL’s second “R” class ship, is christened by former professional tennis player Chris Evert, before setting sail on her first Australian cruise. The beautiful garden theme of Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship’s spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. Flowers can be found in abundance throughout… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
Enjoy this group photo from Volendam crew members’ bridge climb in Sydney, Australia. Drew Howell is Volendam’s human resources manager.
Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, HAL’s manager of international public relations, for this beautiful snapshot of Volendam’s first call of the season at Sydney, Australia. The ship departed October 21 for a 34-day Circumnavigation Voyage of Australia.
This morning at 02:44 A.M., ships time, 12:44 UTC, the ms Volendam crossed the equator sailing from Honolulu to Pago Pago. She is on her repositioning cruise from Alaska to Australia. After arriving at Sydney from her crossing on the October 21, she will start the circumnavigation of Australia. Presently she is the only ship… read more of “Captain’s…”
Thanks to HAL guests Ken and Janiece Spencer for sending in this note and photos from their Alaska cruise on Volendam. We had an incredible time both on board Volendam and on the land tour of Alaska. Our first cruise was a lifetime memory maker! The deluxe Veranda suite was wonderful and the personnel were… read more of “First Cruise Leaves…”