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Bon Voyage Amsterdam and Prinsendam!

Bon Voyage Amsterdam and Prinsendam!

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. On Saturday, January 5th, both the ms Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam set sail on two spectacular Grand Voyages. Prinsendam will circumnavigate the continent of South America for 68 days, including three days in majestic Antarctica. Amsterdam embarked on her Grand World Voyage. This…   read more of “Bon Voyage…”

Jaap’s Postcards from Prinsendam

Jaap’s Postcards from Prinsendam

We left Fort Lauderdale Jan. 4 for our cruise to South America and Antarctica. Beautiful weather so far and some interesting ports. As you may have noticed there is a lot of sand along the coast of South America. I have been told that a tsunami in 1100 threw this sand at the coast. There…   read more of “Jaap’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ballestas Islands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ballestas Islands

The Ballestas Islands at the coast of Peru are populated with millions of birds; on the beaches are thousands sea lions and seals. What a sight! Jaap Wisse Chief Engineer ms Prinsendam