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Volendam Receives Warm Welcome at Nagasaki, Japan

Volendam Receives Warm Welcome at Nagasaki, Japan

On April 30 the mayor of Nagasaki, Japan, Tomihisa Taue, came on board to welcome Volendam to the city with the touch of a beautifully hand-made kite, bottle of Japanese beer and a large bouquet of flowers for Captain Visser. With the assistance of a translator, communication between the mayor and captain was easily done….   read more of “Volendam Receives…”

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Kagoshima, Japan

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Kagoshima, Japan

Volendam’s first call at Kagoshima, Japan, was April 30, 2009. A plaque ceremony was held with several ship officers and port officials. Ship officers from left: Captain Pieter Visser (middle, back), Hotel Manager Robert Versteeg, Chief Officer Wouter van Hoogdalem and Cruise Director Michelle Worthley.