Special thanks to Oosterdam’s Manager Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for sharing this fun post with our blog. On a beautiful day in Juneau, Alaska, we went on a Taku Glacier Lodge, Feast & Five Glacier Seaplane Discovery tour. Traveling in a floatplane seating eight passengers, all window seats, we enjoyed a 25-minute narrated… read more of “Exploring…”
Thanks to HAL’s Web Content Project Manager Randy Oblich who continues to send photos from his Oosterdam cruise. The fog that shrouded the ship all day lifted just as we turned into the cut leading up to the Tracy Arm Fjord. Within a few minutes we were in bright sun, warm and beautiful. We made… read more of “Postcards from…”
Big thanks to HAL’s Web Content Project Manager Randy Oblich, for sending us this post and pictures from his first day back on Oosterdam. Thanks Randy! Sunday morning came early as my excitement was building. I knew that day we would be on Oosterdam and back home on Holland America Line. It has been 10… read more of “Excitement Builds…”
Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos. HAL welcomed the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus on board Oosterdam last Sunday for their annual Director’s Circle Summer Luncheon. More than 200 chorus supporters were invited on board to enjoy a four-course meal in the… read more of “Oosterdam Hosts…”
Travel blogger Chris Owen is currently sailing aboard Oosterdam throughout Alaska. He will be documenting his experience at Chris Cruises, his personal travel blog. Here is the first entry. I’ve been on board a matter of hours but it only took about 32 seconds to “get” what’s going on here. Holland America Line is a… read more of “Travel Blogger…”
On August 4, staff aboard Oosterdam took on a game of water volleyball with the guests. The competition was tough and the score was very close at all times. A great time was had by all; needless to say that between the ooooohs and aaaaaahs from the guests, there were comments that ranged from amazement… read more of “Oosterdam’s…”
August 3, 2003: The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger Oosterdam departs on its maiden voyage from Rotterdam after a three-day celebration which included the christening ceremony.
July 28–30, 2003: HAL celebrates its 130th anniversary year in Rotterdam. The festivities include the launch and naming of the new Vista-class ms Oosterdam by Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. Rotterdam joins Oosterdam for events that include past employees, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and past guests.