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Cruise Diary: Manaus, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Manaus, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! If I were wearing boots I would now be shaking in them. In my modest essays, I hope to bring you, dear readers, the tiniest knowledge…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Boca da Valeria, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Boca da Valeria, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! “Now you’ll see the real Brazil,” said one of the Holland America officers I had previously met, standing on the wooden near-makeshift dock near the minuscule…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Boca…”

Cruise Diary: In Route to Santarem, Brazil

Cruise Diary: In Route to Santarem, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! It was pulse-pounding exciting to awaken this morning on the Prinsendam, as it floated at dock on the Amazon River near the mouth of the fabled,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Prinsendam at Parati, Brazil

Prinsendam at Parati, Brazil

This is my favorite picture of the Prinsendam, taken during its 2011 Grand South America Voyage, in the port of Parati, Brazil, on Feb. 2, 2011. – Brad Elliott To see more of Brad’s photos taken during Prinsendam’s 2011 Grand World Voyage, click here.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Christ the Redeemer

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Christ the Redeemer

I took this picture of the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while riding a cable car. Having lived on a ship for two years now, I have had an incredible chance of seeing a lot of wonderful places. Christ the Redeemer’s meaningful architecture has always fascinated me. The statue is perfectly situated in…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Have You Ever Been in Two Places at Once?

Have You Ever Been in Two Places at Once?

My wife took this picture of me as I stood with one foot in each hemisphere. We were visiting the monument to the equator in Macapa, Brazil, while on our Prinsendam voyage last January. — Bob

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil, Part II

Prinsendam Postcards from Brazil, Part II

Prinsendam made her maiden call at Paraty (pronounced Par-a-CHEE), Brazil, last month. Located on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), Paraty is a charming preserved Portuguese colonial (1500-1822) and Brazilian Imperial town (1822-1889) with a population of about 36,000. In recent years, Paraty has transformed from a small, almost abandoned, fishing and agriculture town into a…   read more of “Prinsendam…”