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Captain’s Log: It’s a Boy!

Captain’s Log: It’s a Boy!

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.

Captain’s Log: Back in the Caribbean

Captain’s Log: Back in the Caribbean

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…”

Captain’s Log: Avoiding Rough Seas

Captain’s Log: Avoiding Rough Seas

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…”

Captain’s Log: Rescue At Sea

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:…”