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Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Donations for Manta: Toys for the Kids

Veendam’s project to renovate a school on April 21 in Manta, Ecuador, is in full swing and the first donations are in! With an overwhelming response from the Veendam crew, we started the project of with a big bang. The plan to go to the school and to renovate it together was received so well,…   read more of “Donations for…”

Happy Retirement, Captain Consen

Happy Retirement, Captain Consen

After 36 years of service and 3,688 days at sea, Statendam’s Captain Frans Consen is retiring from Holland America Line and the Maasdam and Veendam ship staff, officers and crew wanted to wish him a happy retirement. Verlie Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is his final post … Enjoy! February 15, 2013: It has been about a month since…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Veendam Holds Black & White Ball

Veendam Holds Black & White Ball

Thanks to Bob Hollis who sent in some photos of Veendam‘s Black & White Ball held while the ship was cruising South America. Guests had a great time and, as you can see from the photos, danced the night away.

Cruise Diary: Meet Veendam’s Personal Trainer Barbara

Cruise Diary: Meet Veendam’s Personal Trainer Barbara

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 Barbara Przybys, personal trainer on board ms Veendam, born in Poland in 1983….   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”