Kevin, ms Volendam’s shore excursions manager, shared with us these photos from the staff’s recent adventures at Tassy Devil Park in Port Arthur, Australia.
G’day mates, Here are some photos lifted off the web cam located at Wrest Point Hotel on the Derwent River in Hobart Tasmania, overlooking the cruise terminal. Volendam is going around Australia on her 35 day cruise. Tasmania is a wonderful, unspoilt place to visit and is so undiscovered by many. Put it on your… read more of “Volendam Visits…”
HAL blog reader and contributor Noel Bell shared with us these cool photos from his recent South Pacific cruise aboard ms Volendam. Thanks Noel!
Volendam deployed weather buoys for the New Zealand Meteorological Service February 23. The first buoy was launched at 153 degrees and the second one near 155 degrees east, so 120 miles apart or approximately 6 hours steaming. Cadet Lars removing the plastic and doing the last minute transmission check/test on the weather bouys. The buoys… read more of “Volendam –…”
Besides leading the HAL fleet in weather observations, the Volendam again is helping out the New Zealand and NOAA offices with deploying two weather buoys. On Feb 23rd two weather buoys will be deployed at 153 and 155 degrees eastern longitude. These will fill the gap that exists between Australia and New Zealand as seen… read more of “Captain’s…”
Volendam’s Assistant Housekeeping Manager Dwi Hatmanto shared these photos with us from a recent family Makan and karaoke night with the housekeeping staff. On this special night, the crew had the chance to kick back and loosen up a bit minus their daily HAL uniforms. Everyone had a great time belting out their favorite tunes!
Noel Bell of Melbourne, Australia, sent us this note and video from his South Pacific cruise aboard ms Volendam. Thanks Noel! The Volendam traversed its way from Sydney, Australia, through the beautiful islands in the South Pacific including Noumea New Caledonia, Lifou and Isle Of Pines in the Loyalty Islands, Vila and Luganville in Vanuatu… read more of “Volendam Video…”
For those who are chocolate lovers, you will get pleasure from this — a crew tour was organized in Dunedin, New Zealand, to visit the Cadbury Factory. It was about 20-minute scenic drive from the port to the factory and once inside, you can see the widest selection of Cadbury chocolate. Cadbury’s secret is the… read more of “For You Chocolate…”