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 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.