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Bert’s Beauty Shots: Polar Plunge

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Polar Plunge

Veendam got her first polar plunge yesterday which was a perfect way to prepare the ship for the upcoming Antarctica cruises. During the first visit to the glaciers this season while floating at Brujo Glacier, located in the Chilean fjords, we were able to take some great shots from one of the tenders. While enjoying…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Once a Cook, Always a Cook

Once a Cook, Always a Cook

We have a guest on board Veendam who was a cook on the ss Nieuw Amsterdam in 1956. He even kept his I-95 and his seaman book. When we found out, we organized a chef’s jacket, had it signed by the captain, staff captain, myself, the chef and the culinary operations manager. Than we took…   read more of “Once a Cook, Always…”

Just Another Day in the Office

Just Another Day in the Office

Some people take a car to work, some the subway. Not a lot of people can say they’re taking a ship from A to B. Imagine that you would have to have a meeting every time you get in your car. Imagine you would have to take wind speed, weather and numerous other factors into…   read more of “Just Another Day in…”

Swimming with Dolphins in Bermuda

Swimming with Dolphins in Bermuda

Thanks to Pixie and Ellie for sending in this cute collage from their cruise to Bermuda on board Veendam. Here is a photo essay of our dolphin adventure in Bermuda during our July 22-29 cruise from New York to Bermuda. — Pixie and Ellie

New European Itineraries in 2013

New European Itineraries in 2013

Thinking about cruising with us next summer? Well, lucky seven is our magic number in summer 2013 when we deploy seven ships to Europe and feature seven maiden ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Ryndam and Veendam — will cruise…   read more of “New European…”

Staying Fit on Veendam

Staying Fit on Veendam

Here’s our brand new treadmill being put to good use by Senior Tailor Noli Roma Capiz. Anne Marie is Veendam’s human resources manager.