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Photo Diary: Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia

Photo Diary: Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Rotterdam at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rotterdam at the new pier in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Captain’s Log: Pitcon

Captain’s Log: Pitcon

12th February, At sea, towards Sydney, Australia Yesterday, we docked in the small harbour at Picton on schedule. Our voyage from Wellington was a short one, it is only 44 miles from the pilot station off Wellington to the pilot station for Picton, consequently we steamed at a very slow speed of 8 knots to…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: The Blessing of the Boats

Captain’s Log: The Blessing of the Boats

The last time I wrote, Friso, my 2nd-in-command, was about to embark on a tender in Wellington harbour and participate in a ‘Blessing of the Boats’ ceremony. All went superbly on a sunny day, tender 11 was escorted to the ‘blessing site’ by members of the local Coast Guard with their boat. Approximately 40 boats…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Tauranga and Napier

Captain’s Log: Tauranga and Napier

8th February, Tauranga, New Zealand We have been blessed with beautiful weather ever since we made landfall in New Zealand, the sun has been shining and the winds have been light; our guests and crew have made the most of it, thoroughly enjoying this beautiful country. The people are wonderfully friendly and everywhere is spotless,…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Photo Diary: Cochin, India

Photo Diary: Cochin, India

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage.

Amsterdam Arrives at Auckland

Amsterdam Arrives at Auckland

Amsterdam arrived at Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday (an evening early), so guests will have the chance to spend extra time in this great city. Henk Mensink is Amsterdam’s hotel director.