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Postcards from Thailand

Postcards from Thailand

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…”

Postcards from Vietnam

Postcards from Vietnam

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.

Swimming With Sea Lions

Swimming With Sea Lions

Several of the crew of Ryndam went swimming with the sea lions when the ship called at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, recently. Crew Purser Ioana sent in these fun photos.

Statendam Crewmembers Go Kayaking in Mexico

Statendam Crewmembers Go Kayaking in Mexico

Recently Statendam crew members participated in the kayaking crew tour in Huatulco, Mexico. This tour was a combination of the two best areas in the emerald waters of Huatulco with two very popular activities: kayaking and snorkeling.

More Postcards from Bangkok

More Postcards from Bangkok

Veronica, Stage Manager Aaron Stone’s wife, went on a crew tour to the zoo near Pattaya, Thailand, when Volendam called at Bangkok.

Postcards from Semarang

Postcards from Semarang

A few days ago the ms Volendam called at Semarang, Indonesia. As I’ve never been to Indonesia before this Asian cruise, I wanted to see as much as I could — trying to “soak up their culture” in the few days that we visited the home of so many of our beloved crew members. My…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Helmet cameras are now available for rent at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas. The cameras are very lightweight, waterproof and can be mounted on any hat, visor, bike helmet or snorkel mask. It is a hands-free camera and records up to 90 minutes of “what you see” DVD-quality footage….   read more of “Do You See What I…”