Thanks to HAL and blog fan Noel Bell for sending in this final photo of Oosterdam at Melbourne. Here is Oosterdam in a overcast Melbourne yesterday at the end of her Australia cruise season. She heads for Sydney and Seattle on Saturday. — Noel Bell
Guest Gary currently is onboard Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his trip. Aboard the Oosterdam, En Route, Melbourne Australia, 4-10-13 “I know why you keep coming back. It is because we keep changing the menu,” so stated Captain Arjen Van Der Loo during his speech Monday at the brunch for Mariner Society… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
I captured a farewell picture from the New Zealand season. Shortly we will be back in Alaska. However the crossing is still ahead and I am looking forward to capturing the amazing journey. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Auckland, New Zealand There is a point on the North Island of New Zealand where the land narrows to a thin strip… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Sydney, Australia Beautiful Sydney is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. From the magnificent Sydney Opera House and… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, sailed aboard Oosterdam throughout New Zealand and documented her experience with a series of cruise diaries. This particular post was inadvertently missed but too good not to use. Enjoy! Jan. 3, 2013 – At sea: Frieda’s come to visit. She’s made an appearance in… read more of “Cruise Diary: En…”
Our Facebook fans sent us photos of their on-board celebrations. We received some great images! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Cruising to Alaska had been on our ‘bucket list’ for years, therefore the 2010 cruise with Michael W. Smith is one we’ll never forget. Thanks for the memories. — Steve
The star power just got brighter on our “Dancing with the Stars at Sea” theme cruises with the addition of Olympic champion and “Dancing with the Stars” season eight winner Shawn Johnson to three sailings in 2013. If you want to meet America’s sweetheart and see her perform, Johnson will be on on Veendam’s June… read more of “Come Dance with…”