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Cruise Diary: Celebrating New Year’s Eve Aboard Veendam

Cruise Diary: Celebrating New Year’s Eve Aboard Veendam

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, idisembarked Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage today with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 31, 2012: We had the most amazing New Year’s Eve EVER! On some occasions I have…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Antarctica

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Antarctica

My first experience in Antarctica is hard to describe. If you haven’t been there, then I can tell you as much as possible and I can show you 500 photos, but, it won’t do any justice. The white continent is incredible; in any form: the size, the wildlife, the sun which sets in summer at…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Happy Feet!

Happy Feet!

I took this photo while on the Veendam on our December 2010/January 2011 cruise to Antarctica. It was an amazing cruise with superior service and attention from Veendam’s staff and crew. We’ll be taking our third cruise on the Veendam in March from Santiago, Chile, then to Peru, Ecuador, through the Panama Canal and ending…   read more of “Happy…”

Veendam’s Penguin Encounter

Veendam’s Penguin Encounter

Here are some pictures from the Veendam during our special cruise to Antarctica from January 6th to the 23rd of 2012. We were lucky, and had an extra day in Antarctica due to some unexpected storms. Five of these pictures were taken in Antarctica, while the picture of the Rockhopper penguin was in the Falklands,…   read more of “Veendam’s…”

Jaap’s Postcards from South America

Jaap’s Postcards from South America

Thanks to Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, for sharing these photos from Argentina, Antarctica and Chile. Enjoy!

Veendam Postcards from Antarctica

Veendam Postcards from Antarctica

How to express this cruise: unbelievable, amazing, breathtaking, once in a lifetime, and the list goes on. Special thanks to the staff on the Veendam for all that you did to make our cruise experience one to remember. They were exceptional and helpful. – Linda Gordon

Amsterdam’s Ice-Blue Winter Ball

Amsterdam’s Ice-Blue Winter Ball

After spending three days in Antarctica, we held a special themed dinner. This one was titled “The Ice Blue Winter Ball.” We celebrated sailing to Antarctica, the ice-blue cold place, with spectacular views of giant icebergs and wildlife that included penguins, whales, sea lions and birds. The Dining Room and the Queen’s Lounge were decorated…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”