Thanks to Oosterdam’s Photo and Video Manager Ciaran McGinn for taking these breathtaking shots of Oosterdam’s sailaway from
Thanks to Mariner Peter Tracey for sending in this post and great photos from the ship’s call Oct. 26. Here are some great photos of Oosterdam’s first arrival into the Derwent Estuary and the port of Hobart.
Oosterdam’s maiden voyage to the Australia/New Zealand region ended today with the ship docking at Sydney, Australia, where the journey began. Since each port of call during the 14-night cruise was a first, Oosterdam held a customary plaque exchange ceremony at each visit. Here are photos from each exchange: Hobart, Tasmania
Oosterdam crossed the equator last week and held the celebratory ceremony complete with King Neptune and Pollywogs. Here are some pictures from the festive (and sometimes messy) event:
Thanks to HAL guest Bryan Lomas for sending in this photo and post of Oosterdam in Auckland. Here is a photo of Oosterdam’s maiden visit to Auckland on Nov. 3, 2012. It was a patchy day for guests, with very little sun, clouds and light rain. — Bryan Lomas
Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
Oosterdam‘s 2012 basketball competitions are underway! Here’s a picture of some of the players on the ship’s court. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.
The DAM Quit program is focused on maximizing crew buddy support. It uses new technology such as laser acupuncture, as well as traditional smoking cessation aids, like the nicotine patch and lozenges, to curb the urge to smoke cigarettes. Custom tools were developed to assess the progress of each participant and to create a system… read more of “Introducing the DAM…”