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Oosterdam

Oosterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,916
Crew Members:
817
Gross Tonnage:
82,305 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
24 knots
Dedicated:
July 2003
Godmother:
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Latest Post

So Long … Farewell … Goodbye

So Long … Farewell … Goodbye

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

Recent Posts

Cruise Diary: Mariner Medallions

Cruise Diary: Mariner Medallions

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:…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Farewell New Zealand

Csaba’s Aperture: Farewell New Zealand

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.

Celebrating 140 Years: Auckland

Celebrating 140 Years: Auckland

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…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Sydney

Celebrating 140 Years: Sydney

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…”

Cruise Diary: En Route to Port Vila

Cruise Diary: En Route to Port Vila

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…”

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 2

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 2

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