Imagine calling at lush, tropical islands, isolated beaches and bustling fruit markets as you cruise across the Pacific Ocean. Bloggers Adam Hammond Marta Balcewicz of the website Portsie recently cruised from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, Canada, and chronicled their journey.
Enjoy these photos from Oosterdam’s plaque exchange ceremmony at Easo, Lifou, on October 20, 2012, celebrating the ship’s maiden call en route to Australia.
Thanks to Volendam’s Night Audit Office Alexander “Dony” Suryonugroho for these beautiful photos from the ship’s recent calls at New Caledonia.
When a ship calls on a port for the first time it is customary to have a Plaque Exchange Ceremony. Normally the ship provides the port authorities with a plaque and the port authorities present the ship with a plaque. You can often see posts on the HAL Blog about these ceremonies and they are… read more of “Taking Part in a…”