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Veendam’s Penguin Encounter

Veendam’s Penguin Encounter

Here are some pictures from the Veendam during our special cruise to Antarctica from January 6th to the 23rd of 2012. We were lucky, and had an extra day in Antarctica due to some unexpected storms. Five of these pictures were taken in Antarctica, while the picture of the Rockhopper penguin was in the Falklands,…   read more of “Veendam’s…”

Cruise Diary: Stanley, Falkland Islands

Cruise Diary: Stanley, Falkland Islands

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she is chronicling her journey. Enjoy! Yeah, we made it to the Falkland Islands! The highlight of the trip for me was taking the four-wheel drive overland to Volunteer Point, on the northeast corner, to visit…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Falkland Islands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Falkland Islands

It was an unbelievable feeling to see the penguins right there, just a few meters away. And you can see even how they kiss and “talk” to each other. Our amazing shore excursion made sure we got the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kateryna Bannikova Humand Resources Manager ms Veendam

Prinsendam’s Antarctic Adventure

Prinsendam’s Antarctic Adventure

Prinsendam called at Port Stanley, the administrative capital and largest city in the Falkland Islands, on Feb. 10 during her Grand South America and Antarctic Voyage. With a population of about 2,000 residents, the local homes are typically fitted with brightly colored roofs which serve as navigational landmarks for sailors. Several penguin species are found…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Penguin Haven in the Falkland Islands

Penguin Haven in the Falkland Islands

Veendam Casino Host Errol Brando joined the Majestic Penguins Volunteer Point tour in the Falkland Islands and sent in these lovely pictures from his visit. Thanks, Errol!