The Volendam Crew recently took a trip to the Great Wall of China. Here you will find photos of some of our crew on their way to the wall, at the wall, and finally, our Housekeeping team after the tour heading back home to the ship. 🙂
Tag: Shore Excursions
Thanks to Volendam’s Chief Engineer Joop Holtzer for sending in this great group photo of a crew tour to the Forbidden City at Beijing, China.
Thanks to Holland America Line Reservation Lead Sarah Sterley for sending in these great photos! I am a Holland America employee at the Seattle office. I recently took my mother on a sailing on Zaandam to Mexico. On our return from the shore excursions we selected in Puerto Vallarta we encountered a whale. He was… read more of “Spotting Whale…”
Volendam Event Manager Laura Apelt recently accompanied guests of the Volendam on an overland tour to the Great Wall of China. They were met with an out of the ordinary experience as you can see from this compelling shot she took of the Great Wall covered in snow. The guests certainly experienced a once-in-a-lifetime event…. read more of “A Snowy Scene at…”
Here are photos from yesterday’s tour to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park that I mentioned.
3rd-7th March A day at sea after Bali and an overcast one, it is the rainy season in this region and our day, as we transited the Java Sea, was interspersed with heavy showers and thunderstorms. We were heading for Ujang Pedang, on the island of Sulawesi, the port in question being Makassar. Thirty miles… read more of “Captain’s…”
A great opportunity for crew members aboard Zaandam is the chance to enjoy one of the most amazing ports in Mexico — Cabo San Lucas. During a recent call, eight crew members enhanced their visit by swimming with dolphins on a crew tour I organized. The crew commented that the experience was unique and enjoyable,… read more of “Zaandam Crew Have a…”
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn was on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and sent in posts during her voyage. Where is your favorite place to dive? Let us know in the comments below! Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner: Favorite Adventure – Snorkeling off Little Bonnaire Thank you Queen Beatrix for… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”