After hosting local children from Apia, Captain Bos received this letter:
On behalf of our students and teachers of Peace Chapel Christian School you allowed to visit your magnificent ship ‘Volendam’ while in Apia, Samoa, recently, I want to thank you (and the crew) for the incredible time we had. None of us had ever been on such a vessel – one student was heard to say “Is this what heaven is like?”
Yes, it was a chance of a lifetime for us. Bless you for the time taken to visit us personally while we had that wonderful lunch (certainly not expected). We felt like royalty sitting there and being waited on … the friendliness of the crew and willingness to answer questions was awesome.
Please pass on our faafetai tele lava (thanks — which one of the crew took the time to learn to say on the day) to all who hosted us. May you and all the crew be blessed on your voyages.
Yours In Christ,
Sue Rasmussen, Staff and Students