Have you ever wanted to sail around the world?

Over eleven cruises, we have sailed 25,149 nautical miles. The circumference of the earth is 21,639nm. When we arrive in Rotterdam, we will have gone an additional 3,510nm beyond that.

We will have sailed 109 days or over months!

Check out the numbers below for each cruise and add your miles!

YearRouteNautical Miles SailedShip
2005Canadian Maritimes (7 days)900 nmMaasdam
2006Alaska (7 days)2004 nmZaandam
2007Norway (10 days)3417 nmVeendam
2010Western Caribbean (7 days)1838 nmRyndam
2011Boston to Montreal (7 days)1632 nmMaasdam
2012Amsterdam to Barcelona (12 days)2118 nmRyndam
2013Barcelona to Venice (10 days)1696 nmRyndam
2014Baltic Capitals (14 days)3129 nmRyndam
2015Eastern Caribbean (7 days)2235 nmWesterdam
2016Alaska (14 days)3509 nmMaasdam
2017Scotland and Norway (14 days)2671 nmRotterdam

Bodies of Water

Atlantic Ocean
Baltic Sea
Bay of Biscay
Glacier Bay
Mediterranean Sea
Strait of Messina
North Sea
Puget Sound
Saint Lawrence Seaway
Stevens Passage

Countries Visited

Bahamas
Belize
Canada
Denmark
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Russia
Scotland
Spain
St. Maarten
Sweden
Turks & Caicos

U.S. Cities Visited

Anchorage, AK
Icy Strait Point, AK
Juneau, AK
Ketchikan, AK
Kodiak Island, AK
Sitka, AK
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Key West, FL
Tampa, FL
Boston, MA
Bar Harbor, ME
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA

Marine Mammal Sightings

For all cruises to date
Unique species sighted

Toothed Whales4
Baleen Whales4
Dolphins/Porpoises8
Seals5
Sea Otters1
Loch Ness Monsters1

Birds Observed

Total Bird Species Observed430
Seabirds Observed81
Birds seen from the ships86
Birds seen ashore387
Songbirds observed228
Raptors observed24

Residents of the Rotterdam

Ever wonder where your fellow cruisers hail from? Check out these numbers -- some may surprise you!

Australia2
Austria2
Canada9
Germany8
Ireland6
Netherlands7
Norway8
Sweden7
Great Britain12

Alaska12
Alabama6
Arizona12
Arkansas0
California51
Colorado22
Connecticut24
Delaware2
District of Columbia14
Florida42
Georgia18
Hawaii4
Idaho1
Illinois31
Indiana2
Iowa11
Kansas14
Kentucky9
Louisiana5
Maine12
Maryland29
Massachusetts42
Michigan47
Minnesota167
Mississippi0
Missouri16
Montana4
Nebraska6
Nevada8
New Hampshire2
New Jersey26
New Mexico6
New York74
North Carolina25
North Dakota2
Ohio33
Oklahoma7
Oregon25
Pennsylvania19
Rhode Island10
South Carolina12
South Dakota2
Tennessee27
Texas56
Utah5
Vermont2
Virginia29
Washington53
West Virginia2
Wisconsin60
Wyoming4

APHC Staff

Debra Beck, Logistics Manager
Todd Behrens, Audio Engineer
Joy Biles, The Writer's Almanac
Theresa Burgess, Office Manager
Maddie Calhoon, Researcher
Tom Campbell, Audio Engineer
Alan Frechtman, Production Assistant
Kate Gustafson, Managing Director
Roel Hengeveld, Audio Engineer, Faber Audiovisuals
Sam Hudson, Producer
Mark Humphrey, Piano Technician
Janis Kaiser, Lighting Designer
Ben Miller, Web and Video Producer
David O'Neill, Marketing Director
Bunky Runser, Production Assistant
Thomas Scheuzger, Technical Director
Katharine Seggerman, Researcher and Assistant to Mr. Keillor
Kathryn Slusher, Music Librarian
MJ Schmitz, Audio Engineer
Noah Smith, Audio Engineer and Teleprompter
Albert Webster, Production and Stage Manager
Dan Zimmermann, Audio Engineer

Volunteers

(those we can't do without)

Bill Behrens
Tom Burgess
Dave Calhoon
Sue Campbell
Kim Christensen, knitting
Karen DiMicelli
Helen and Randy Edinger
Diana Flotten
Kay Gornick
James Gould
Mariah LaQua
Char and Tom Nash
Kevan Olesen, office manager/newsletter
Pauline and John Prout
Brian Sanderson
John Saucke, bagpipe/whisky tasting
Andrea Scheuzger
Susan Schmitz
Ella Smith
Ryan Yount

Executive Meetings and Incentives

Carolyn Acevedo
Dianne Austin-Young
Jean Churchill
John-David Hatch
Dina Rego
Ron Young
Lisa Zubia

Cruise Newsletter Staff

Editor, Joy Biles
Publisher, Kevan Olesen
Port Notes, Katharine Seggerman
Passenger and Performer Profiles, Alan Frechtman
Performer Profiles, Maddie Calhoon The Naturalist and Lecturer Team
Newsletter and Slideshow Photos: Theresa Burgess, Ben Brann, Ben Miller, Rich MacDonald, Kevan Olesen, Thomas Scheuzger


Journal entries:
Rotterdam | North Sea | Edinburgh | Inverness | North Sea | Trondheim | Ålesund | Flåm
Bergen | North Sea | Oslo | North Sea | Rotterdam | Talent Show