Captain Mercer is back onboard the Grand World Voyage and he’s blogging about his cruising adventures. The ship set sail from Fort Lauderdale in early January and made its way through the Panama Canal. After a call at Ecuador this week, it’s eight days at sea before landfall in the South Pacific. Catch up with… read more of “Captain’s…”
If you’re having a hard time deciding on a warm, tropical vacation or a winter wonderland adventure, there’s no need to choose on a cruise to South America. From the balmy climes of the Amazon to the fjords of Chile and beyond, packing your bags for the 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage in… read more of “From Sunshine to…”
After Part 1 and 2, here are the last pictures from our day spent repairing a local school in Manta, Ecuador. What a rewarding experience!
We posted Part 1 yesterday, and here are some more pictures from the day spent repairing a local school in Manta, Ecuador. Kudos to Veendam‘s amazing crew for doing such a terrific job!
On April 21 the crew of the ms Veendam took the concept of “Cruise With a Purpose” literally in their own hands. Cruise with a Purpose is a designation given to shore excursions that give back to the community or serve a higher purpose than entertainment, and today the crew of the Veendam did just… read more of “Together we Can…”
A total of 8 large bins were ready to be offloaded for the big day. Got my toolbox ready. The housekeeping staff handed me a shirt for being so pro-active in this project … I will wear it with pride.
On April 21st the Veendam will be in Manta, Ecuador, and as soon as the ship is docked, a large group of our crew will go to a local school called School Care San Jose, which is located 20 minutes from the port in Manta. School Care San Jose is a school that currently has… read more of “Together we can…”
Veendam’s project to renovate a school on April 21 in Manta, Ecuador, is in full swing and the first donations are in! With an overwhelming response from the Veendam crew, we started the project of with a big bang. The plan to go to the school and to renovate it together was received so well,… read more of “Donations for…”