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Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Veendam’s project to renovate a school on April 21 in Manta, Ecuador, is in full swing and the first donations are in! With an overwhelming response from the Veendam crew, we started the project of with a big bang. The plan to go to the school and to renovate it together was received so well,…   read more of “Donations for…”

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

11th January. Manta, Ecuador: We crept into the port at 0400, ‘crept’ because most, if not all of our guests were still sleeping and I needed to avoid waking them with the vibration of the bow thrust. Approximately 20 of our guests were leaving us here and flying to the Galapagos Islands, hence the need…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Veendam Makes a Charitable Donation to Manta, Ecuador

Veendam Makes a Charitable Donation to Manta, Ecuador

During the repositioning cruise to South America, Veendam’s team donated medical supplies, blankets and bathrobes to Guayaquil Villa Hogar Esperanza, a retirement home in Manta, Ecuador. Here are a couple of photos of the retirement home residents trying out the new walkers, donated by Veendam.

Adventures Await at Every Port in South America

Adventures Await at Every Port in South America

Big thanks to Veendam’s entertainer Mara Jill Herman for sending in this fun post from her recent stops in South America. Enjoy! It’s been a month since I left the states but somehow it feels like much longer. As the Bermuda days of my itinerary dwindled, the temperature dropped and the Sundays in New York…   read more of “Adventures Await at…”

Anyone for Sushi?

Anyone for Sushi?

I think we are going to need a bigger can!! I took this photo while at port in Manta, Ecuador. It’s deep frozen tuna being landed for processing. Anyone for Sushi? Best Regards,   Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer ms Rotterdam Holland America Line