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Looking Back: A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Looking Back:  A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Thanks to Bob New for sharing this story. He is preparing for January 2014 Grand Voyage around South America aboard the ms Prisendam. As he looks forward to the trip, he also looks back. In late 1968 Dolores and I and our daughter were on a British ship, on an around-the-world voyage. The ship was…   read more of “Looking Back: A…”

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Here are photos of a sand castle we came across on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Seems like they are ready for the 2016 Olympics! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro resists all adjectives. Even if you get that absolute vista from the top of Corcovado…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Carnival Lights Up Rio, Part 1

Carnival Lights Up Rio, Part 1

Maasdam’s Assistant Shorex Manager David Happe took some amazing photos when he attended the fabulous Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy!

Glimpse at the Vibrant Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Part 1

Glimpse at the Vibrant Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Part 1

Maasdam arrived in Brazil just in time for the world famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro! The vivacious and colorful festival is the largest in the world and its easy to see why. Here are some photos taken by Chief Electrician Don MacLeod. More to come!

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

During Maasdam’s three-day stay in Rio de Janeiro, 88 crewmembers had the opportunity to join a crew tour to Corcovado to see the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer. Due to the amount of people, the crewmembers were split up in two groups and unfortunately only one group was able to accomplish a group photo….   read more of “Maasdam Crew Tours…”

The ABC’s of Rio’s Culinary Scene

The ABC’s of Rio’s Culinary Scene

Maasdam was at the exciting port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for three days this week. Guests got to experience some of the city’s Carnaval flavor. Read about the “ABC’s” of Rio’s culinary scene from an article that appeared in Mariner Magazine. Rio de Janeiro By Scott Mitchem, published in Holland America Line’s award-winning Mariner…   read more of “The ABC’s of…”