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…”
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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…”
I recently presented Veendam Staff Captain Paul Spaas with his 25-Year Service Award. This special occasion was celebrated in style with a surprise dinner in the Pinnacle Grill restaurant. Bas van Dreumel is Veendam’s captain.
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.
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…”
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…”
Congrats to Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh for having his amazing photo featured in the National Park Services ad promos. Great work, Bert!
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.”