It was a pleasure for us to welcome Ryndam last week during her crossing. For her first call, we arranged a folkloric group show. They performed a selection of our traditional songs and dances for the ship’s guests. Around 46 percent took a shore excursion and we think they enjoyed their stay in Tenerife. Here… read more of “Ryndam’s…”
Tag: Maiden call
Bermuda welcomed Eurodam on her inaugural call April 15 with smooth seas and sunny skies. Local officials from the Ministry of Transport, Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Kings Wharf came on board for the customary plaque ceremony that I hosted with with Captain Darin Bowland. During the ship tour they were amazed with… read more of “Eurodam’s…”
Although the Eurodam is not the newest ship anymore and even though she is already around for more than two years, since she sailed “out of the ordinary” itineraries during the Holidays and during the Blues Charter, the Eurodam visited ports she has not been to yet in her short existence. On our Western Caribbean… read more of “A Grand Welcome for…”
The crew of the Nieuw Amsterdam was excited to be able to donate gifts to 170 local children during her maiden call to Willemstad, Curaçao. Luckily, Santa himself was enjoying a cruise with us and was able to come ashore to personally distribute the gifts! Minister El Hakim, Minister of Economic affairs, General Managing Director of … read more of “Nieuw…”
Here is a photo from the plaque exchange ceremony during Amsterdam’s maiden call at Loreto, Mexico. Those present at the ceremony included local representatives from Loreto, Amsterdam’s Captain Fred Eversen and Hotel Manager Mark Pells. Julie Berndsen is Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
Here is a photo from the plaque exchange ceremony in Topolobampo, Mexico, on December 7. Those in attendance included representatives for Topolobampo, Captain Fred Evesen, Hotel Manager Mark Pells and Bar Manager Willy Tuborg. Julie Berndsen is Amsterdam’s human resources manager.
Nieuw Amsterdam’s Captain Mercer sent in this photo of the plaque ceremony in San Juan last week. It was the ship’s maiden call at the port.
Too many early mornings and busy days have kept me away from the typewriter, however, today I have some quiet time and the opportunity to write. We are heading west, making our way towards the Atlantic and our crossing to Fort Lauderdale, where we will arrive on the 7th of November. We are in Almeria,… read more of “Captain’s Log:…”