South America is full of contrasts. From the piercing blue ice of Antarctica to the lush jungles of the Amazon, it’s a continent that truly has something for everyone.
As Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin suggests, the best way to become immersed in a culture is to sample the local cuisine or specialty libations.
Come October, there will be a new ship exploring South America. Along with ms Maasdam and ms Prinsendam (who will do longer cruises), ms Zaandam will head south and spend the season rounding Cape Horn at the tip of the continent and traveling to Antarctica. The ship wraps up the season with a monthlong repositioning… read more of “Zaandam Heads to…”
Mariner Magazine is in Chile! And we’re having an incredible time! Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than… read more of “Valparaíso, Chile:…”
On January 23rd, in Valparaiso, Chile, the Veendam received a group of visitors who work at the local airport and are the employees of the local police, airport security, American Airlines and LAN. The visitors were given a tour of the ship and attended a welcome meeting in the Crow’s Nest with Captain Marco Carsjens,… read more of “Veendam Hosts…”