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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…”

Lifeboat Assistants Make the Grade

Lifeboat Assistants Make the Grade

Thanks to Andrew Barker, first officer on Ryndam, for this post. Another group of lifeboat assistants celebrate their course graduation aboard the Ryndam on March 15, 2013. The group was taught by Third Officer Martyn James and myself.

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Here are some of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Boudoux for taking such great photos of…   read more of “Captain…”

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…”

Touring the Great Wall of China

Touring the Great Wall of China

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. 🙂

Touring the Forbidden City

Touring the Forbidden City

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.