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…”
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.
Here are some more photos of Oosterdam’s viewing of the solar eclipse last week while sailing the Coral Sea. Both guests and crew gathered at the bow of the ship and wore special glasses for the occasion. I was also able to grab photos of the progression of the eclipse. Enjoy!
Oosterdam called at Kuto, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia on November 17 and received a very warm welcome from the locals. A ceremony was held with traditional costumes and even handmade hats for us!
On November 14, 2012, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Oosterdam was an honored witness of a total solar eclipse while cruising the Coral Sea. The solar eclipse started at approximately 6:49 a.m. and ended at approximately 8:58 a.m. Special ‘solar eclipse glasses’ were given to all guests and crew members. The guests and crew members of… read more of “Oosterdam Witnesses…”
Special thanks to Oosterdam’s Beverage Manager Hans Becker for this post. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour, over 50 veterans got together to thank and remember those who served. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky… read more of “Veterans Remembered…”
A total eclipse of the sun is arguably nature’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring phenomenon. Oosterdam played host to this event and all eyes were on the horizon overlooking the Coral Sea, as the total solar eclipse casted its incredible shadow across the Pacific Ocean and Far North Australia. The eclipse started at dawn in the… read more of “Csaba’s…”
Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, HAL’s manager of international public relations, for this post about her recent “Back of the House” guided tour on Oosterdam. For curious guests, HAL’s “Back of the House” guided tour is a must. You are given access to the tailor’s office, laundry facilities, recycling, galley, food storage, engine room control… read more of “A Look Behind the…”