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A Special Welcome at Nagasaki, Japan

A Special Welcome at Nagasaki, Japan

I took these shots of a welcome ceremony to mark the occasion of the Volendam’s visit to Nagasaki, Japan. Gifts of flowers, kites and sake were presented to Captain Arno Juten, Hotel Director Rene Tuinman and Cruise Director Dan Bernback. A local dance group then presented a series of traditional dances, at one point getting…   read more of “A Special Welcome…”

Volendam Receives Warm Welcome at Nagasaki, Japan

Volendam Receives Warm Welcome at Nagasaki, Japan

On April 30 the mayor of Nagasaki, Japan, Tomihisa Taue, came on board to welcome Volendam to the city with the touch of a beautifully hand-made kite, bottle of Japanese beer and a large bouquet of flowers for Captain Visser. With the assistance of a translator, communication between the mayor and captain was easily done….   read more of “Volendam Receives…”