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Amsterdam Postcards from Auckland

Amsterdam Postcards from Auckland

These photos were taken during Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage when the ship made its maiden call at Auckland on Feb. 6, 2013. I wish I was a guest on board. Perhaps next time. Cheers! – Bryan Lomas

Maasdam Commemorates Maiden Call with Plaque Exchange

Maasdam Commemorates Maiden Call with Plaque Exchange

During Maasdam’s maiden call at Scarborough, we had the honor of hosting a plaque exchange with the mayor of Tobago. Here is a photo of Captain James Russell-Dunford and the mayor of Tobago during the exchange. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Captain’s Log: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Captain’s Log: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

20th February, Adelaide and 21st February, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island No photos of Adelaide, I’m afraid. The port lies on an outlying promontory and Adelaide itself is a 45-minute bus, (or train) ride from the Amsterdam. Having transited the shallow and winding channel and then swinging in the turning basin, we berthed port-side to at the…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Pitcon

Captain’s Log: Pitcon

12th February, At sea, towards Sydney, Australia Yesterday, we docked in the small harbour at Picton on schedule. Our voyage from Wellington was a short one, it is only 44 miles from the pilot station off Wellington to the pilot station for Picton, consequently we steamed at a very slow speed of 8 knots to…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Maasdam’s Plaque Exchange Ceremony at Ilhabela

Maasdam’s Plaque Exchange Ceremony at Ilhabela

During Maasdam’s call at Ilhabela, Brazil, Mr. Antonio Colluci, the mayor of the island, came aboard for an official plaque exchange ceremony. Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Photo Diary: Maiden call at Abu Dhabi

Photo Diary: Maiden call at Abu Dhabi

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Here is a photo from Rotterdam’s maiden call at Abu Dhabi.