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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ballestas Islands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ballestas Islands

The Ballestas Islands at the coast of Peru are populated with millions of birds; on the beaches are thousands sea lions and seals. What a sight! Jaap Wisse Chief Engineer ms Prinsendam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Penguin Encounter

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Penguin Encounter

During my South America and Antarctica cruise we stopped at a penguin colony and got up close and personal with these guys. As everyone says, it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Seeing them in the wild, going about their business as if we weren’t there … This is definitely one of those things to put…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Belem, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Belem, Brazil

Day 8 — Jan. 13 The day got off to a spectacular start with a splendid sunrise over the Amazon River Delta in Brazil – the soft kiss of the sun making the yellowish river waters blush. We enjoyed it through our cabin’s picture window. In the morning we took a tender to Icoaracy Village,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: The Holland America Cruise Experience

Cruise Diary: The Holland America Cruise Experience

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! AMAZON ADVENTURE In route from Aruba to Ft. Lauderdale, 12-19-11 Over the years of voyages, beginning with an Atlantic crossing on the Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”