Veronica, Stage Manager Aaron Stone’s wife, went on a crew tour to the zoo near Pattaya, Thailand, when Volendam called at Bangkok.
Category: Shore Excursions
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…”
This post was sent to us by Prinsendam’s crew purser, Andrea Cosentino, after the ship called at South Georgia, Antarctica, earlier this month. South Georgia is a must if you are in Antarctica. It is one of those places that every person should have the chance to see. But it so far away and so… read more of “Postcards from…”