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Captain’s Log: Statendam and Oosterdam Host Special Guests at Winter Olympics in Vancouver

Captain’s Log: Statendam and Oosterdam Host Special Guests at Winter Olympics in Vancouver

Many friends have been asking where ms Statendam and Oosterdam were during the months of January and February 2010. Both ships, along with Carnival Elation, were on a special charter to accommodate the members of the Integrated Security Unit selected to provide security for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The ISU members were from the…   read more of “Captain’s…”

The Best View of Vancouver

The Best View of Vancouver

If you have the chance, go to the tower called Lookout at Harbor Centre. For $15 you have the best view over Vancouver. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

The Olympic Flame

The Olympic Flame

A flame was lit during the entire event of the Olympics during the ancient Olympic Games known as the Olympic Flame. Today, a new flame is lit using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the sun at the ancient Olympic Stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece. The flame is then transported to the host…   read more of “The Olympic…”

Statendam Officers Meet the Chairman of the Dutch Olympic Committee

Statendam Officers Meet the Chairman of the Dutch Olympic Committee

Erica Terpstra, chairman of the Dutch Olympic Committee, is a retired freestyle swimmer from The Netherlands who won two medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. After her swimming career, Terpstra became involved in politics where she was a member of parliament. She served as State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport. In October…   read more of “Statendam Officers…”