We would like to welcome the first 5-star mariner on board ms Veendam, Mrs. Susana Bockmann from Buenos Aires. Captain Peter Bos presented Mrs. Bockmann with a new key card which reflects her new status while on her Antarctica Holiday Cruise. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Veendam’s hotel director.
My first experience in Antarctica is hard to describe. If you haven’t been there, then I can tell you as much as possible and I can show you 500 photos, but, it won’t do any justice. The white continent is incredible; in any form: the size, the wildlife, the sun which sets in summer at… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Team Veendam would like to congratulate Adri Salaka, purser on the Veendam, for 15 years of great service. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Veendam’s hotel director.
A special 360-degree sunset at sea, processed in a unique way to give it a round effect. What better way is there to show how we’re going around Cape Horn, in order to get from one side to the other side of South America, than a round sunset. Bert van Mackelenberghs is Veendam’s hotel director.
The Veendam team would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Katz who are currently sailing with us. Mr. and Mrs. Katz are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on board. Here is a photo of the happy couple, who still carry their wedding photo with them, alongside Captain Bas van Dreumel and myself. Congratulations Mr. and… read more of “Guests Celebrate…”
During the repositioning cruise to South America, Veendam’s team donated medical supplies, blankets and bathrobes to Guayaquil Villa Hogar Esperanza, a retirement home in Manta, Ecuador. Here are a couple of photos of the retirement home residents trying out the new walkers, donated by Veendam.
Throughout the last few weeks, exciting plans have been set in motion to remodel the nonfood side of Veendam‘s crew mess. In order to create a multipurpose area that all crew can enjoy, the stage was (literally) set for improvements. In addition to being an eating area and hangout spot, the room was previously home… read more of “Veendam Celebrates…”