Aboard Volendam. Today during our visit to Glacier Bay the Volendam felt an earthquake that had its epicenter approx 20 miles NNW from the ship. The whole ship started shuddering, the bridge immediately pulled back the throttles and called ECR [engine control room] to ask if everything was all right down there. Tanks were checked… read more of “Captain’s…”
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May Delory sent us this photo and story: Talk about first-time HAL cruisers having a reason to talk to the animals. My daughter and I cherished each and every moment together on the ms Volendam on our recent New Zealand to Australia journey. This is the sort of friendly treatment our tour group received when… read more of “Postcard from…”
On April 25 and 26, Volendam was docked at Xingang, China. This gave the crew the perfect opportunity to experience the Great Wall of China. On both days a crew tour was organized and over 140 crew members joined to see the Huangyaguan Great Wall in Tianjin. After a steep climb we enjoyed spectacular views… read more of “Volendam’s…”
Hi Roland & team. Many thanks for your great blog site. We are just back from a most exciting 30-day cruise aboard the Volendam traveling from Sydney to Whitsunday/Hamilton Islands in the Great Barrier Reef-Cairns-Ribbon Reef-Cape York Peninsula-Darwin-Komodo Island-Bali-Semarang-Singapore-Kememang-Bangkok-Saigon-Kota Kinabalu-Peurto Princesa-Manila-Hong Kong. Great crew as to be expected & wonderful job by Michelle the cruise… read more of “Video: Volendam…”
Last month the guests and crew of the ms Volendam had the pleasure of an overnight in Thailand. After hearing so much about the country, I was confused about what to expect, but I have to say that what I found was truly enchanting. Day 1: I woke up early and went on an all-day… read more of “Postcards from…”
Stage Manager Aaron Stone’s wife, Veronica, went on tour to Ho Chi Minh City when Volendam called at Phu My, Vietnam. She sent us these photos of her trip.
Veronica, Stage Manager Aaron Stone’s wife, went on a crew tour to the zoo near Pattaya, Thailand, when Volendam called at Bangkok.
Misran, Captain van Coevorden’s long-time steward, in his new wheelchair. I met Misran when I first joined the cruise ships in 1973 as a second officer. Since then he always made sure that he was on the same ship with me as captain’s steward until he retired either in the late nineties or beginning of… read more of “Captain’s…”