Aloha! During our call at Hilo, Hawaii some of the crew took the opportunity to take the Waterfall, Cave & Black Sand Cove tour. James, our tour guide, explained a little bit of Hawaii’s fascinating history along the spectacular wild beauty of coastal Hilo on our way to Rainbow Falls. Eleven of Statendam’s crew also… read more of “Waterfalls, Caves…”
The Statendam team organized a special Black & Silver Officer’s Ball. The dining room, bars and Showroom at Sea were beautifully decorated in black and silver and all of the officers were wearing special silver bow ties while the HALCats provided great entertainment. Officers and guests danced the night away.
Statendam met with our CARE TEAM members Dan and Berit and delivered six boxes of slightly used clothing and shoes to the community center, one of the Columbian non-profits that is supported by the US nonprofit foundation, Friends of Colombia. We were blessed to have these delightful people show us their musical talents and open… read more of “Statendam’s…”
Recently, myself and 27 of Statendam’s crew members had the amazing opportunity to enjoy a day of swimming with the dolphins! We arrived in Cabo San Lucas and took a tender to reach the pier. Once we docked, we were greeted by two natives dressed in their traditional attire and then to a five minute… read more of “Statendam’s…”
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was a beautiful place to spend our leisure time. The day was a perfect mix of ecological discovery, natural beauty and spirited entertainment. We were greeted by Jaime, our tour leader for the Sea Lion Encounter tour, at the pier. Then a private catamaran sailed us to a private resort where sea… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
On November 2nd, six crew members and 13 guests from Statendam joined together in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, to participate in the Tikal, Maya City of Voices tour. The tour takes eight-and-a-half-hours and involves two flights, but it is well worth it. It was an amazing experience that we would all recommend to anyone that wants… read more of “Tikal, Maya City of…”
Statendam kicked off the World’s Largest Cruise Sale with the unveiling of a truly amazing cake! The cake features Statendam crossing through the Panama Canal. Bart Groeneveld is Statendam’s hotel director.
It’s a common knowledge that beaches in the Caribbean are beautiful — sun, clear water and white sandy beaches are the tag line! About 30 Statendam crew members took a tour of De Palm Island during the ship’s call at Aruba. The crew tour began with a bus ride from the pier and then a… read more of “Statendam Crew…”