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Captain Kees Spekman

One of our popular Masters for more than 12 years, Captain Spekman first trained with the Nautical Academy in Scheveningen, before starting his career with Holland America as a Deck Cadet.

He joined his first passenger ship, the MS Prinsendam, in 1975, and having worked his way up through the ranks, took his first command as Master in May 1991.

After almost 25 years at sea, a new challenge beckoned in 1996 with Sun Cruises. Later, Saga approached him in 2004 to be part of the team to prepare the newly-acquired Spirit of Adventure, and he has since commanded Saga Ruby, Quest for Adventure (now known as Saga Pearl II) and also Saga Sapphire.

In 2017 Captain Spekman is looking ahead to his retirement, and will return to life as a ‘landlubber’ this September.

On my last cruise, Autumn in the Canaries, I’m looking forward to a walk down memory lane, saying farewell to friends and not least having the opportunity to say goodbye to the many passengers and crew I have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing for the last 12 years. Quote

Captain Kees Spekman

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