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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.

Volendam’s Real Life Hero

Volendam’s Real Life Hero

A big token of gratitude is in order for Volendam Salon Manager Cynthia Ferguson who was presented with the “Life Saver Award” for saving a passenger’s life! Two cruises ago, she saved a guest’s life in the dining room by performing the Heimlich maneuver to stop her from choking. The guest wrote a letter to…   read more of “Volendam’s…”

Cruise Diary: That’s Entertainment

Cruise Diary: That’s Entertainment

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The music on board our 21-day Hawaii and Mexico Collector’s Voyage was both interesting and great fun. We enjoyed a string quartet, a guitarist, a piano man and his trio, a live band, and several musical…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam Docks at Sydney Harbour

Oosterdam Docks at Sydney Harbour

Thanks to Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo of Oosterdam in Sydney Harbour last month. Thanks, Eddie!

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…”

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Rotterdam is currently on its way to Indonesia. But before we arrive at that wonderful country, Pinnacle Grill Stewards Ria and Lelik held a cooking demonstration for our guests. They made Nasi Goreng and Sambal, a traditional dish from their homeland Indonesia, in the Culinary Arts Center. Enjoy! Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms…   read more of “Cooking…”