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Captain’s Log: A Quiet Venice

Captain’s Log: A Quiet Venice

Good morning from Venice! We are here for our 3rd day and although the weather has ‘turned’ (our first rain in 2 weeks), Venice is as magnificent as ever, the hustle and bustle of the canals, with the Vaparettos, (water buses), water taxis and the many work boats, which move every conceivable goods, from cement…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Moving to a New Berth

Captain’s Log: Moving to a New Berth

Having spent 36 hours in the Marittima, (the cruise terminal), disembarked our guests from the previous cruise and embarked our guests for our forthcoming “Mediterranean Empire” cruise, we were asked to leave! Not quite, but shift berths due to anticipated congestion in the Marittima with 5 cruise ships arriving. This was great news for our…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Meeting an Admiral

Captain’s Log: Meeting an Admiral

The Ryndam was honored to have Admiral Robert J. Kelly and his wife, Caroline, sailing aboard from Seward to Vancouver in August. Admiral Kelly is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, CINCPACFLT. In addition to Admiral Kelly, we had the great pleasure of meeting…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Catch of the Day

Captain’s Log: Catch of the Day

This was the catch of the day yesterday in Ketchikan. This little Halibut weighed in at 99 pounds and was brought in by my wife Sherron on a 25-pound salmon line. Today we are eating fish. Best Regards, Captain Werner Timmers Master ms Zuiderdam