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Cruise Diary: Parintins & Alter do Chao

Cruise Diary: Parintins & Alter do Chao

Guest Mary O’Donnell was on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Day 20 or so – 2/27/13 – Parintins & Alter do Chao I believe Holland America saved the best for last! Two delightful, small cities, with clean, well kept little homes,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Fortaleza, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Fortaleza, Brazil

Guest Mary O’Donnell was on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Tuesday 2/19/12 Fortaleza, Brazil This is a big city! Population about 3.5 million! Brazilian architectural style is impressive. They moved to central core support for high rises sometime in the 1930’s….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Boca de Valeria

Cruise Diary: Boca de Valeria

Guest Mary O’Donnell is on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Saturday 2/23/12 Boca de Valeria, Manaus, Brazil This is a delightful little village of approximately 75 residents. As it was Saturday, I believe many of the residents invited their relatives from…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Boca…”

Cruise Diary: Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Guest Mary O’Donnell is on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Sunday 2/17/12 This is what cruising is all about! Today is our second day at sea. After 8 a.m. Mass and 9 a.m. water aerobics, there was a lecture on Evita…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Special thanks to Prinsendam’s Techspert Kristin who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Hi there folks! Kristin here, writing from our elegant explorer the ms Prinsendam, currently docked in gorgeous Buzios, Brazil. We are currently towards the end of our magical 68-day Grand South American and Antarctic Voyage and boy have we seen some…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Carnival Lights Up Rio, Part 1

Carnival Lights Up Rio, Part 1

Maasdam’s Assistant Shorex Manager David Happe took some amazing photos when he attended the fabulous Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy!

Glimpse at the Vibrant Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Part 1

Glimpse at the Vibrant Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Part 1

Maasdam arrived in Brazil just in time for the world famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro! The vivacious and colorful festival is the largest in the world and its easy to see why. Here are some photos taken by Chief Electrician Don MacLeod. More to come!