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…”
On April 21st, ms Veendam will be in Manta. During this day, a large group of our crew will go to School Care San Jose in Manta loaded with a variety of supplies. School Care San José currently has 80 kids from a low economic background and is in dire need of the basics. On… read more of “Together We can…”
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…”
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.
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…”
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