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Visiting Rotterdam V

Visiting Rotterdam V

On Thursday I visited the ss Rotterdam, Hal’s former flagship with my mother of 83. Unfortunately most of the public area are in hands of private companies and you are not allowed to visit. You can go on the ship for free, have a coffee in the ocean bar or dine or lunch in the…   read more of “Visiting Rotterdam…”

Volendam – The Weather Boat

Volendam – The Weather Boat

Volendam deployed weather buoys for the New Zealand Meteorological Service February 23. The first buoy was launched at 153 degrees and the second one near 155 degrees east, so 120 miles apart or approximately 6 hours steaming. Cadet Lars removing the plastic and doing the last minute transmission check/test on the weather bouys. The buoys…   read more of “Volendam –…”

Captain’s Log: Deploying Weather Buoys

Captain’s Log: Deploying Weather Buoys

Besides leading the HAL fleet in weather observations, the Volendam again is helping out the New Zealand and NOAA offices with deploying two weather buoys. On Feb 23rd two weather buoys will be deployed at 153 and 155 degrees eastern longitude. These will fill the gap that exists between Australia and New Zealand as seen…   read more of “Captain’s…”

George and Marney’s Wilde Adventures on Amsterdam

George and Marney’s Wilde Adventures on Amsterdam

Loyal HAL guests George and Marney Wilde recently created a blog, complete with video and photo galleries, to document their experience on board ms Amsterdam as they cruised round-trip from the Port of Long Beach, California, on their Pan-American/Panama Canal cruise. George created a cool interactive map using the GPS device on his Nikon SLR…   read more of “George and…”

ss Rotterdam Opens Doors to De Lijn Members

Hallo HALblog readers, Sunday, January 31 by invitation of the foundation De Lijn and De Rotterdam bv, members of the foundation had their chance to visit the Rotterdam V. And we the members took this opportunity to visit the Grand Dame. A view thousand visitors came to see the city of Rotterdam’s “girl next door.”…   read more of “ss Rotterdam Opens…”