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Culinary Arts Center Host for a Day

Culinary Arts Center Host for a Day

Thanks to Ryndam’s Culinary Arts Center Host Sydney Ellis for sharing with us this fun story about a young cruiser with great aspirations! Last summer on the Veendam, I met a lovely young lady by the name of Gabby. She approached me after a cooking demonstration and was curious about the “Party Planner” (now the…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”

Happy Retirement Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu

Happy Retirement Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu

Here are some pictures from Assistant Bosun Frans Sinanu’s retirement get-together. Frans worked with Holland America Line for almost 30 years and was a very popular and appreciated presence on board. The Veendam crew will miss having “Om Frans” (Uncle Frans) onboard and wish him all the best for his retirement years.

Prinsendam and Veendam Greet in the South Atlantic Ocean

Prinsendam and Veendam Greet in the South Atlantic Ocean

Special thanks to HAL’s Vice President of Nautical Operations Cees Deelstra for this post. On February 6, the Veendam and Prinsendam met each other in the South Atlantic Ocean. The Veendam was on her way from Port Stanley, Falkland islands, to Antarctica, and the Prinsendam was on her way north from Antarctica to the Falklands….   read more of “Prinsendam and…”

Cruise Diary: Meet Captain Bos

Cruise Diary: Meet Captain Bos

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Whenever I am flying, or in this case cruising, I always wonder who is behind that…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”

Veendam ‘Somewhere in Antarctica’

Veendam ‘Somewhere in Antarctica’

Special thanks to Jean-Philippe Lemaire, captain of Compagnie du Ponant’s L’Austral ship, for sharing with us these beautiful photos of Veendam taken “somewhere in Antarctica.”