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…”
Category: Shore Excursions
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.
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.
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.
Veronica, Stage Manager Aaron Stone’s wife, went on a crew tour to the zoo near Pattaya, Thailand, when Volendam called at Bangkok.
The high point and the reason most guests choose this itinerary is the Panama Canal. Built in 1914, the original lock gates are still in use. The canal channel is 110 feet wide and the Zuiderdam has a clearance of 2.25 feet on either side. It takes several hours for each ship to transit once… read more of “Panama Canal is a…”
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…”
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…”