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Captain’s Log: Hong Kong

Captain’s Log: Hong Kong

Hong Kong 11th-13th March We were scheduled to arrive at the pilot station at 0630 and when we departed Manila, I made allowance for the expected heavy shipping traffic in the vicinity of this busy harbour. As a consequence, we made good a speed of 20 kts, faster than needed, however this would give us…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Manila, Philippines

Captain’s Log: Manila, Philippines

We entered Manila Bay at 0230 in the morning, passing dark and looming Corregidor on our starboard side and Bataan on our port. Both names resurrecting painful memories for many. Three-and-a-half hours later, having weaved our way through innumerable fishing boats, and anchored ships, we arrive at the pilot station, which is a short distance…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Amsterdam’s Crew Families Visit Bali

Amsterdam’s Crew Families Visit Bali

Here are some great photos of our to Benoa, Bali. Amsterdam’s crew had 600 of their family members visit and these are just some of the ones I managed to catch during check in.

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

27th February to 2nd March Well, where to start? I left you as we departed Adelaide, the gateway port for Perth, Australia, heading north in the Indian Ocean towards Bali, Indonesia. Our President and CEO Stein Kruse, his wife Linda, Sally Andrews, our VP Public Relations, and Gerald Bernhoft, Director Mariner Society, joined us in…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Digital Workshop: Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins!

Special thanks to Prinsendam’s Techspert Kristin who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Hi there folks! Kristin here, writing from our elegant explorer the ms Prinsendam, currently docked in gorgeous Buzios, Brazil. We are currently towards the end of our magical 68-day Grand South American and Antarctic Voyage and boy have we seen some…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”