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Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

During Maasdam’s three-day stay in Rio de Janeiro, 88 crewmembers had the opportunity to join a crew tour to Corcovado to see the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer. Due to the amount of people, the crewmembers were split up in two groups and unfortunately only one group was able to accomplish a group photo….   read more of “Maasdam Crew Tours…”

Maasdam’s Plaque Exchange Ceremony at Ilhabela

Maasdam’s Plaque Exchange Ceremony at Ilhabela

During Maasdam’s call at Ilhabela, Brazil, Mr. Antonio Colluci, the mayor of the island, came aboard for an official plaque exchange ceremony. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Travel Writer Embarks on South America & Antarctica Voyage

Cruise Diary: Travel Writer Embarks on South America & Antarctica Voyage

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 20-23, 2012: This is my first three-week cruise on Holland America Line and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Prinsendam Postcards from Manaus, Brazil

Prinsendam Postcards from Manaus, Brazil

**Note: We’re happy to report that Chief Engineer Jaap Wisse has briefly come out of retirement to go back on board Prinsendam for a little while. During Prinsendam’s call at Manaus, Brazil, we decided to do some bike exploring on our own. Here are some scenes from our trip.

Cruise Diary: Embarking at Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires

Cruise Diary: Embarking at Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she is chronicling her journey. Enjoy! Ahoy! We’re underway in the Atlantic — smoother than the narrow ships’ traffic lane — leaving Buenos Aires to Montevideo. Apparently, I’m never going to get fully unpacked with all…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Amsterdam’s Copacabana Samba Celebration

Amsterdam’s Copacabana Samba Celebration

Here are a few photos that were taken when we held a themed event called “Copacabana Samba” in the dining room a few days ago as we sailed to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Enjoy the photos!

Cruise Diary: The Marvelous City

Cruise Diary: The Marvelous City

Days 14-15 – Jan. 19-20 A series of green-clad mountains and hills seems to be doing a samba around beautiful Guanabara Bay in the port of Rio de Janeiro. We got up early to be up on deck by 7 a.m. and watch our entrance into this spectacular natural harbor. Along with the ports of…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”