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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

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A Trip to Tolkien’s Shire from Tauranga, New Zealand

A Trip to Tolkien’s Shire from Tauranga, New Zealand

Do you dream in Hobbit? Often when we do the New Zealand cruise (which for us as Kiwis, is a great way to visit friends and family), people would naturally ask where we were from. I would respond, “here!” “Here??” would be my fellow passenger’s inquisitive, disbelieving reply. “Yes, here.” At which point, the passenger…   read more of “A Trip to…”

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Akaroa, New Zealand — ‘A Place of Enchantment’

Akaroa, New Zealand — ‘A Place of Enchantment’

Akaroa is a place of enchantment. It is a beautiful settlement tucked away in an almost complete volcanic crater harbour at the end of the Banks Peninsula, about 1-1/2 hours from Christchurch. The settlement’s French heritage is evident as you disembark your tender at the town’s tender wharf — sometimes you will be met by…   read more of “Akaroa, New Zealand…”

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

At the end of Oosterdam‘s 14-day drydock in Sydney, Australia, a tour was organized for the crew to see underneath the Oosterdam. It’s not everyday where you get to see what it looks like under a ship. The crew took lots of photos and had a great experience.

Oosterdam Crew Bridge Climb in Sydney, Australia

Oosterdam Crew Bridge Climb in Sydney, Australia

Eleven crew members participated in the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb during Oosterdam’s dry dock “down under” on December 10. Here’s a photo of the group at the top! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Csaba’s Aperture: Oosterdam vs. Sydney Opera House

Csaba’s Aperture: Oosterdam vs. Sydney Opera House

A photo of Oosterdam and the Sydney Opera House taken just before we left Sydney harbor and proceeded to drydock for 14 days. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Wine Tasting at Auckland’s Villa Maria

Wine Tasting at Auckland’s Villa Maria

On December 1, Oosterdam called at Auckland, New Zealand. Close to Auckland is the winery of Villa Maria. As Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc is featured on the wine list on board, Cellar Master Phillipe Reigh took this opportunity to visit the winery with his team of wine attendants as an educational experience. After having seen…   read more of “Wine Tasting at…”

The Total Solar Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s a snapshot from the total solar eclipse we saw on Oosterdam while sailing the Coral Sea. Enjoy! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.