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Captain’s Log: Project Linus

Captain’s Log: Project Linus

Project Linus continues on the 2013 Grand World Voyage. The project provides new, handmade blankets, afghans and hats to children who are seriously ill, traumatised or otherwise in need. David Coleman has continued the project, which was organised by Anna Lewis of Seattle during the 2012 GWV. I am seen here with David, receiving a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake, Part 2

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake, Part 2

Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show…   read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”

Cruise Diary: That’s Entertainment

Cruise Diary: That’s Entertainment

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The music on board our 21-day Hawaii and Mexico Collector’s Voyage was both interesting and great fun. We enjoyed a string quartet, a guitarist, a piano man and his trio, a live band, and several musical…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Rotterdam is currently on its way to Indonesia. But before we arrive at that wonderful country, Pinnacle Grill Stewards Ria and Lelik held a cooking demonstration for our guests. They made Nasi Goreng and Sambal, a traditional dish from their homeland Indonesia, in the Culinary Arts Center. Enjoy! Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms…   read more of “Cooking…”

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake

Guests on board Volendam got a special treat organized by the ship’s entertainment department — a Chinese New Year celebration! This is the year of the snake so the props and decorations were fitting to this theme. Here are some photos of the festive night!

Digital Workshop: Microsoft Reimagines Paint

Digital Workshop: Microsoft Reimagines Paint

Special thanks to Techspert Trevor who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Van Gogh used “Paint as Paint”, meaning he not only expressed the way he saw things in his art but he was very topographical with his medium! With globs of paint straight from the tube on the canvas, he created thick layered…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”