Holland America Ships Meet Up for Supply, Pax Exchange

Holland America has said the Zaandam is currently off the coast of Panama and rendezvoused with the Rotterdam at 7:30 p.m. local time yesterday, March 26. “We received approval from Panamanian authorities to conduct ship-to-ship operations at anchor between the two vessels. Medical supplies and additional medical staff were transferred to Zaandam,” the company said.Continue reading “Holland America Ships Meet Up for Supply, Pax Exchange”

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Zaandam passengers have been aboard a long time, and their trip is far from over

Holland America Line said that the Zaandam, currently sailing off the west coast of South America, will rendezvous with the Rotterdam ship in two days to get extra supplies, additional staff and Covid-19 test kits. The Zaandam needs the provisions because people onboard have flu-like symptoms and no ports in South America will allow the ship toContinue reading “Zaandam passengers have been aboard a long time, and their trip is far from over”

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A new era of cruise tonnage replaces an old one

Celebrity Cruises’ Xpedition, which has the look of its time: More portholes than private balconies, for example. Photo Credit: Daniel Romagosa/Celebrity Cruises by Tom Stieghorst Back when I first started writing about cruises, in the mid-1980s, one of the things that really excited me about the job was the modern new cruise ships being built inContinue reading “A new era of cruise tonnage replaces an old one”

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