As colder weather approaches, it’s time for some of the ships to start repositioning to their winter homes. Recently Zuiderdam, Westerdam and Statendam said good-bye to Alaska before heading to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii/South Pacific, respectively. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh sent in photos of Westerdam at Vancouver, B.C., taken from his ship, Statendam…. read more of “Farewell Alaska:…”
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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…”
Here is Veendam’s beautiful Gingerbread Village. Well done to the culinary team!
A special 360-degree sunset at sea, processed in a unique way to give it a round effect. What better way is there to show how we’re going around Cape Horn, in order to get from one side to the other side of South America, than a round sunset. Bert van Mackelenberghs is Veendam’s hotel director.
Veendam got her first polar plunge yesterday which was a perfect way to prepare the ship for the upcoming Antarctica cruises. During the first visit to the glaciers this season while floating at Brujo Glacier, located in the Chilean fjords, we were able to take some great shots from one of the tenders. While enjoying… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Some people take a car to work, some the subway. Not a lot of people can say they’re taking a ship from A to B. Imagine that you would have to have a meeting every time you get in your car. Imagine you would have to take wind speed, weather and numerous other factors into… read more of “Just Another Day in…”
Two more weeks before we head towards warmer weather. So far, September has been a good month, much better than last year. We have had nothing but great weather in Alaska this month. A few days ago, we were in Ketchikan, Alaska where temperatures were so high that hardly any bears came out. The sun… read more of “The Time for…”