As per a long standing tradition, the Indonesian Independence Day celebrations are surrounded with sporting activities. Many crew members and officers fully enjoy participating in those activities. The winners were honored with a prize and a nice certificate directly after the flag raising ceremony. A. C. van der Loo is Oosterdam’s master.
Congratulations to Marius and Alyna who were married on July 6 in the Crow’s Nest! Both work in the Casino Department on board Oosterdam. Marius was born in Romania in a small town called Buzau on January 9, 1986. Alyna is from the capital Bucharest and she was born on September 16, 1978. They met… read more of “Wedding Bells Ring…”
As part of the Indonesian Independence Day festivities, Oosterdam’s Indonesian Independence Day Committee organized a singing contest called “Oosterdam Idol.” Fifteen crew members put on an amazing show and there was even a special stage built for the event. “Oosterdam Idol” was hosted by Event Manager Blair Forsyth-Stark and Beverage Manager Kenneth Johnson and the… read more of “Crew Members Take…”
In Juneau, Alaska, several of the crew went on an unforgettable Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip. It’s available for guests as well, and it’s one of those experiences you never forget. We were so close to nature and got an amazing view of Mendenhall. We even got the thrill of some rapids! This certainly is a… read more of “Explorer’s…”
While the Oosterdam visited the port of Sitka, medical officers Dr. Brad Lee and LMO Sandra Luebbe together with agent Holy Reeder, were able to partake in a tour of the Russian tall sailing ship named Pallada. The Pallada is on a round-the-world tour which commenced Nov 2, 2007. On board are 144 students/cadets learning… read more of “Captain’s…”
During the month of June, I facilitated ‘Communicating as a Supervisor,’ one of the five classes in the Supervisory Excellence Program of HAL University. There were 12 attendees who were Petty Officers and supervisors from various departments on board. Offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hudson Room on board the Oosterdam, the… read more of “Oosterdam Holds…”
Here is a photo of me in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, swimming with the sea lions. An experience of a life time … I’ve been around the world many times but this was one of the best experiences of my life. Sea lions are amazing! Amy Kreft Human Resources Manager ms Oosterdam
Special thanks to HAL guest Marc for sending in the following note and photos of his recent Alaska cruise. Thanks Marc! My wife Jennifer and I just returned from an Alaska cruise on Oosterdam from June 25 to July 3. It was our first cruise ever and we loved all of it. While in Glacier… read more of “Spectacular View of…”