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Our Favorite Little HAL Fan

Our Favorite Little HAL Fan

You can never be too young to sport a cool HAL logo onesie! Here is Rowan, Captain van Donselaar’s son, looking very stylish! Thanks to mom Pam for sending in this cute photo.

Cruise Diary: Meet Veendam’s Personal Trainer Barbara

Cruise Diary: Meet Veendam’s Personal Trainer Barbara

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Meet Barbara Przybys, personal trainer on board ms Veendam, born in Poland in 1983….   read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”

Oosterdam Crew Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set

Oosterdam Crew Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set

Last month in Tauranga, New Zealand, 11 crew members from the Oosterdam went on a crew tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. Everyone had a great time. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Q & A With Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert

Cruise Diary: Q & A With Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Meet Veendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh, who has been working with Holland America…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Q…”

A Special Visitor to Eurodam

A Special Visitor to Eurodam

Over the holidays, Eurodam had a special visitor. Captain van Donselaar’s son, Rowan, came down to Fort Lauderdale with mom Pam so he could see his daddy during the holidays. Since he’s still too young to sail, they enjoyed their time in port before the ship set off on its holiday cruise.

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

“Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish!” Thousands of voices chanted from Statendam’s pool deck. On December 16, as we crossed the equator, it was time for our traditional ceremony where King Neptune and his Queen judge the pollywog’s fate. There were 25 pollywogs, all of them crew members who had never crossed…   read more of “Statendam’s…”