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Cruise Diary: Q & A With Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert

Cruise Diary: Q & A With Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Meet Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh, who has been working with Holland America…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Q…”

A Special Visitor to Eurodam

A Special Visitor to Eurodam

Over the holidays, Eurodam had a special visitor. Captain van Donselaar’s son, Rowan, came down to Fort Lauderdale with mom Pam so he could see his daddy during the holidays. Since he’s still too young to sail, they enjoyed their time in port before the ship set off on its holiday cruise.

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

“Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish!” Thousands of voices chanted from Statendam’s pool deck. On December 16, as we crossed the equator, it was time for our traditional ceremony where King Neptune and his Queen judge the pollywog’s fate. There were 25 pollywogs, all of them crew members who had never crossed…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Christmas on Amsterdam

Christmas on Amsterdam

Enjoy these photos from Amsterdam’s Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebrations.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduates!

Here is a great photo of the certificate-awarding ceremony for the graduates of the Proficiency in Survival Craft Rescue Boats course recently conducted aboard Volendam. Anne Marie is Volendam’s human resources manager.

Serving Christmas Dinner for Amsterdam’s Crew

Serving Christmas Dinner for Amsterdam’s Crew

Here are some great pictures taken during Amsterdam’s crew Christmas dinner. The captain, officers and several family members all chipped in to help serve the crew a special holiday dinner.