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Veendam’s First Five-Star Mariner

Veendam’s First Five-Star Mariner

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.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Antarctica

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Antarctica

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…”

15 Years of Great Service

15 Years of Great Service

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.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: A Symbolic Look at the Sunset

Bert’s Beauty Shots: A Symbolic Look at the Sunset

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.

Veendam Makes a Charitable Donation to Manta, Ecuador

Veendam Makes a Charitable Donation to Manta, Ecuador

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.