South Africa is presenting us with some of the best things that travel can offer. It is giving us stunning beauty, adventurous expeditions, enriching encounters with people of very different backgrounds and most of all intellectual stimulation and debate within and among ourselves. We will not dwell on the last element, but will just say… read more of “Postcards from…”
Category: Shore Excursions
Sometimes the pace of our cruise is such that we hardly catch our breath and it’s time again for a new destination. While we had several days at sea between the lovely Seychelles and Mombasa, Kenya, time on board just flew by. We were in some now-infamous waters during some challenging times. During our time… read more of “On Safari in…”
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.
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…”