In the run-up to Thanksgiving, this Captain’s Log was temporarily misplaced. We publish it tardily today, with apologies to Captain Mercer. — Editors On our way south again after a previous week which had left much to be desired in terms of weather. Grand Cayman started wet and blustery, we ‘hovered’ all day on our… read more of “Captain’s…”
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Born Nov. 26, a boy, 8 lb 4 oz, Oliver!!!! The wonders of modern communications, deep in the Atlantic and a photo, in the blink of an eye 🙂 Captain Jonathan Jonathan Mercer is master of Nieuw Amsterdam.
Our second Caribbean cruise has just started, this time on a slightly different itinerary, I’m pleased to say. Sometimes one finds oneself on ships which repeat the same itinerary every week and alternating is a far better option, providing the Officers and Crew some variation in their routine. On this particular cruise, we go to… read more of “Captain’s…”
Here are a few photos of our Veteran’s Remembrance Day service today at sea. The last post was played on the trumpet.
Captain Jonathan Mercer I’m feeling somewhat guilty, all those great photos on the blog and little from me. I have something of an excuse though, days at sea on our crossing were not without their challenges. Even before leaving Lisbon it became apparent that the shortest Great Circle route to the Bahamas was going to… read more of “Captain’s…”
Recently, 64 Amsterdam crew members visited Komodo Island for the Komodo Island Trek excursion. They were split into smaller groups, then given a brief lecture and talk about the island by the rangers. Next they walked the route which takes about 30 – 40 minutes. During the walk the rangers have a large stick in… read more of “Captain’s…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer We left Lisbon on Thursday night, bound westwards for landfall in the Bahamas, having had a “maiden call” ceremony with the port officials that morning, after which I had interviews with the local TV stations. I had 2 choices for our route, the shortest, which is a Great Circle route and a… read more of “Captain’s…”
At 00:25 on the 23rd of October en-route Ft. Lauderdale the Bridge Officer on watch, noticed two hand flare emergency signals and a SOS signal via light from another vessel approximately 3 nautical miles on the port bow. I was notified along with the Chief Officer. We were cruising at 21 knots so we slowed… read more of “Captain’s Log:…”