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My Tassie Wildlife Adventure

My Tassie Wildlife Adventure

It was a sunny yet windy Friday morning when I prepared for a shore excursions tour of Tassie Wildlife in Burnie, Tasmania (Australia). Burnie is the fourth-largest city in Tasmania and is affectionately known as Tassie. We boarded a bus and started our adventure along the Bass Highway coastal route, via the resort town of…   read more of “My Tassie Wildlife…”

Captain’s Log: Donations in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Donations in Alaska

The community in Ketchikan gladly accepted some 150 chairs from Volendam that came from Lido restaurant exchange 2nd phase. After Ketchikan, charities in Skagway also got their part of the Lido chairs from the Volendam that have been replaced after 10 years. Captain Peter Bos is Volendam’s master.

Volendam Donates Books in Juneau

Volendam Donates Books in Juneau

There will be some happy readers in Juneau, Alaska, due to the 300+ books that were donated to the Juneau Public Library during the Volendam’s August 7th call. We’ve also started to work with the Juneau Port Agent and Customs Boarder Protection Officials to organize collecting donations from crew to give to various organizations in…   read more of “Volendam Donates…”

On Deck for the Cure

On Deck for the Cure

We received another great entry from guest May Delory: My daughter and I took our first cruise with ports of call on the ms Volendam. One of the day’s activity options was to join the On Deck for a Cure walk around the Volendam’s open deck (actually we walked several laps … if I recall…   read more of “On Deck for the…”

Captain’s Log: Scouts’ Honor

Captain’s Log: Scouts’ Honor

Aboard Volendam With the conversion of the Queen’s Room to the Microsoft Digital Workshop center for guests, we moved the Queen’s Room furniture to the Hudson Room and donated the Hudson Room furniture to the Boy Scouts in Ketchikan, Alaska. Chief Housekeeper Koos van Beesten. and Ketchikan ship’s agent Bill Halloran

Don’t Box Me in at Wing’s Wildlife Park

Don’t Box Me in at Wing’s Wildlife Park

We received another great entry from guest May Delory who recently sailed aboard Volendam. Welcome to Burnie, Tasmania! And a fabulous welcome it was for my daughter and me at Wing’s Wildlife Park. This was our second time on a cruise and the first with ports of call. We were on the ms Volendam sailing…   read more of “Don’t Box Me…”