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Amsterdam Hosts Children in Costa Rica

Amsterdam Hosts Children in Costa Rica

On December 30th, the Amsterdam hosted 96 local children from Costa Rica. The Amsterdam crew donated money, which was turned into gifts such as pencils, crayons, books and back packs to help make this a special day for these children who would likely have not received any Christmas gifts due to the current crisis and…   read more of “Amsterdam Hosts…”

‘Rhymedam’ vs. Ryndam

‘Rhymedam’ vs. Ryndam

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her most recent creation — “Rhymedam” — that she built during her recent cruise on Ryndam. To date we have featured five of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam and Woohoodam — on the blog. Here is my latest successful creation, the…   read more of “‘Rhymedam&#821…”

Spotted: Penguins in Antarctica!

Spotted: Penguins in Antarctica!

Here are some amazing pictures of penguins taken during Veendam’s recent trip to Antarctica. Special thanks to David Wood, Veendam’s hotel manager, for the photos.

Coming Together for a Good Cause

Coming Together for a Good Cause

Many Indonesians came together for a gathering to socialize, relax and enjoy a little native music and dance in hopes of collecting money to contribute to the Red Cross in Indonesia for the victims of Merapi. The casual gathering saw some of the talented Indonesian crew members putting on an impromptu concert that had many…   read more of “Coming Together for…”

Volendam Crew Turns Garbage into Christmas Cheer

Volendam Crew Turns Garbage into Christmas Cheer

Entrance to the spotless garbage room on the Volendam where they even “recycled” garbage into Christmas ornaments. These guys were rightfully as a team chosen as employees of the month in September 2010. Team work matters here.

The Lunar Eclipse from the Emerald City

The Lunar Eclipse from the Emerald City

Photographer Steve Schimmelman sent us this cool photo of the lunar eclipse on December 21. Thanks, Steve! It was quite cloudy, but there was a break just before total eclipse. I made it green in honor of the season and Emerald City of Seattle. Happy Holidays! Steve Schimmelman Sun Photography

Lunar Eclipse Photos from Down Under

Lunar Eclipse Photos from Down Under

Volendam’s Second Officer James Cook submitted these awesome photos of the Lunar Eclipse from the southernmost tip of New Zealand on December 21. Thanks, James!