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Statendam Crew Helps a School in Nicaragua

Statendam Crew Helps a School in Nicaragua

Last year on Statendam, we went to Nicaragua where we renovated a school. About 100 crew members and officers helped renovate the entire school in just one day. From painting to plumbing to roof work and electricity, all was taken care of by the Statendam team. The appreciation we received from the students and teachers…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Crew Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Zuiderdam

Crew Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Zuiderdam

Below are some pictures from the international lunch held aboard the Zuiderdam on March 12 in Curacao. This was an event where cuisine from around the globe (particular focus on food geographically representative of our diverse workforce) was prepared for all crew members in general appreciation for continued dedication and hard work in making the…   read more of “Crew Appreciation…”

Donation to Local School in Parintins, Brazil

Donation to Local School in Parintins, Brazil

During our call to Parintins, Brazil, on March 4, Prinsendam under the direction of the Grand Voyage Hostess Annette Gonzalez had Father Benito, teachers and the children from Casa de Acholhida (a local art school) on-board. Annette had arranged fund-raising activities during the Grand South America Voyage with guests and crew. The Prinsendam was successful…   read more of “Donation to Local…”

Maasdam at St. Maarten

Maasdam at St. Maarten

I recently took these photos of Maasdam at St. Maarten in her final stretch of the 49-day Amazon & Carnaval Explorer voyage. — Steve J. Garrod of www.shipcafe.net.

Cruise Diary: Fortaleza, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Fortaleza, Brazil

Guest Mary O’Donnell was on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Tuesday 2/19/12 Fortaleza, Brazil This is a big city! Population about 3.5 million! Brazilian architectural style is impressive. They moved to central core support for high rises sometime in the 1930’s….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Boca de Valeria

Cruise Diary: Boca de Valeria

Guest Mary O’Donnell is on board Maasdam and sent in this great Cruise Diary from her voyage. Stay tuned for more posts from Mary! Saturday 2/23/12 Boca de Valeria, Manaus, Brazil This is a delightful little village of approximately 75 residents. As it was Saturday, I believe many of the residents invited their relatives from…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Boca…”

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Special thanks to Prinsendam’s Techspert Kristin who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Hi there folks! Kristin here, writing from our elegant explorer the ms Prinsendam, currently docked in gorgeous Buzios, Brazil. We are currently towards the end of our magical 68-day Grand South American and Antarctic Voyage and boy have we seen some…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”