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…”
On April 21st, ms Veendam will be in Manta. During this day, a large group of our crew will go to School Care San Jose in Manta loaded with a variety of supplies. School Care San José currently has 80 kids from a low economic background and is in dire need of the basics. On… read more of “Together We can…”
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.
The star power just got brighter on our “Dancing with the Stars at Sea” theme cruises with the addition of Olympic champion and “Dancing with the Stars” season eight winner Shawn Johnson to three sailings in 2013. If you want to meet America’s sweetheart and see her perform, Johnson will be on on Veendam’s June… read more of “Come Dance with…”
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:…”
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.
Thanks to HAL Mariner Jack Brinkman for sending in some great shots of the Chilean fjords. Thanks Jack! On our recent trip to the fjords in Chile we visited the Amalia Glacier. Very impressed. The fjords in Chile are the best in the world. Here are some of our photographs taken on Veendam in November… read more of “Cruising the Scenic…”
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…”