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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!

Beautiful Icebergs in Antarctica

Beautiful Icebergs in Antarctica

Thanks to HAL guest Rebecca Thomsen for sending in these great photos from her South America & Antarctica Grand Voyage on Prinsendam.

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is his final post … Enjoy! February 15, 2013: It has been about a month since…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

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…”

Cruise Diary: Meet Captain Bos

Cruise Diary: Meet Captain Bos

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Whenever I am flying, or in this case cruising, I always wonder who is behind that…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”