On Tuesday, October 23, Oosterdam docked at Sydney, Australia, for the first time ever! The ship kicked off its sailing season down under at the Port of Sydney for a series of 10- to 28- day voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific. A special plaque exchange ceremony was held to commemorate the ship’s… read more of “Celebration of…”
Hotel Director Robert Versteeg and Captain van der Loo posed for a photo during the plaque exchange ceremony for Oosterdam’s maiden call at Apia, Upolo, Samoa.
Enjoy these photos from Oosterdam’s plaque exchange ceremmony at Easo, Lifou, on October 20, 2012, celebrating the ship’s maiden call en route to Australia.
Extreme force! Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
Samoan Blue for chill out. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
Oosterdam guests got a real treat one morning when they found Captain Arjen van der Loo and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg alongside Sous Chef Reynaldo Sambile preparing pancakes for breakfast in the Lido. It was an exceptional experience for the officers and the guests seemed to really enjoy it as well.
Special thanks to Thomas Hollembaek from HAL’s Direct Sales department for submitting this post. I took the one day cruise from Seattle to Vancouver aboard the Oosterdam on September 30, 2012. What a great trip! The weather was awesome, people from Seattle know what I mean when I say that it was a classic “Seattle… read more of “Cruising from the…”
Congratulations to Oosterdam’s technical team for the great job they did creating Oosterdam’s new recreation room. Carpet, sofas, coffee-tables, a big-screen TV and a brand new mahogany pool table were added to turn part of the crew mess room into a crew recreation room. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.