Here is a nice shot at sunset on one of our overnights at Lima, Peru. I called it “Where are you Heading?” Jonathan Bailey is Rotterdam’s safety, environmental and health officer.
Tag: South America
We came upon this breathtaking view while on a countryside bus tour. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. Sue Sakai Direct Mail Specialist Holland America Line
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she is chronicling her journey. Enjoy! Well, last post I promised a surprise. I popped for the excursion adventure to South America’s premiere Torres del Paine National Park. It was an “E” ticket ride with nine… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer Feb. 5-7, 2012 Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012: The day opens with more blustery weather and once again I am grateful for having used 2 anchors, their combined weight, with cable is about 40 tonnes and she has held like glue for our stay. The area we are in is a ‘weather machine’;… read more of “Around the World…”
Day 28, Feb. 2 The Drake Passage, infamous for its winds and rough seas, was foggy and windy (gale force 9 winds) with big swells. We had taken this possibility into consideration when we selected a ship for our world cruise: we wanted a mid-sized vessel that would ride the waves better than a smaller,… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer February 1-3, 2012 Wednesday, Feb. 1: 4 a.m. and having drifted for the night, we increase speed to rendezvous with the scientists from Palmer station, the U.S. polar base. 0600 and we are off Laggard Island. The zodiac from Palmer, with 7 scientists on board, comes out to greet us. They climb… read more of “Around the World…”
We are continuing our voyage to Antarctica. At the moment we are sailing in the Pacific Ocean. We will then go to the Chilean fjords and stay there for approximately two days.
During the past weeks, I have been approached by numerous guests, all asking the same question, ‘will we get into the Falklands’? It seems that previously, on every occasion they have tried, the call has been canceled, usually due to weather. Even some of our guests who are regular Grand World voyagers have missed it,… read more of “Around the World…”