From Los Angeles, our special 23-day cruise across the Pacific aboard the Volendam was a life-changing adventure for a couple of oldies who thought they had done it all. Celebrating my 80th birthday aboard the ship in Honolulu was an indelible event that revitalized the soul, giving what was a tired body new life. After… read more of “An 80th Birthday…”
As we approach the Circular Quay pier we can see the rear of the famous Sydney Opera House. It looks like a snail coming out of its shell! David Thibagaran Assistant Housekeeper ms Zaandam
Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, is currently sailing Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and will be updating us with posts throughout her cruise. Here is her first entry, enjoy! It’s been two days at sea since we boarded ms Volendam in Sydney with Captain Peter Bos at the helm. Stormy skies… read more of “Cruise Diary: En…”
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable and iconic buildings in the world. It looks stunning both day and night. No visit to Sydney is complete without a visit to this landmark. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Volendam
Yep, I suffer from a fear of heights. But two years ago I bungee jumped and in that same year was invited to join a longtime friend of mine Maggie (who lives in the Sydney area) for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. “There’s no way I am going to be able to do that,” I… read more of “Shore Excursion:…”
The season’s first call at Sydney, Australia.
Here are some nice shots of Amsterdam’s sail away from Sydney, Australia. Best Regards, Jonathan Bailey SEH Officer ms Amsterdam