HAL guest Genelle sailed on Oosterdam in May and was lucky enough to catch glimpses of killer whales and eagles during her Alaska trip. Thanks for sharing, Genelle! Beautiful to see a pod of killer whales in Juneau (including Mom and baby) and eagles in Sitka! — Genelle
These photos of Oosterdam were taken from Statendam in Glacier Bay.
During our call to Sitka, the Oosterdam took part in “Sea Week” and 50 5th graders from Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School spent their end of the year field trip cruising around the ship. They were “blown away” with fun as they explored the ship. Complete with lunch and video games the group had a… read more of “Oosterdam Welcomes…”
The Oosterdam Crew enjoyed a beautiful day out on the Bering Sea Fisherman’s Tour on the Deadliest Catch Boat the Aleutian Ballad. The weather was clear and sunny for the first call of summer. From crabs to octopus the crew touched all kinds of creatures from under the sea. Thanks, Captain Dave!
A nice afternoon in Sitka, Alaska. Our first call of this 2011 season. Mount Edgecumbe was just beautiful visible. Best view from the wheelhouse! Jeroen Baijens is Oosterdam’s captain.
Special thanks to Patricia Sinay from Holland America Line’s Community Relations department for sending us this note and photos. HAL donated 50 computers from Oosterdam, Rotterdam and Zaandam which will be used by Barrio Logan College Institute students for homework, college applications, and research. Barrio Logan College Institute helps prepare students in San Diego for… read more of “Holland America…”
Our Passover started out as a quiet and humble event with 18 guests inquiring about the Seder dinner. By dinner we had 87 confirmed guests. The process required a lot of work and orchestration by the three main departments. The process and dinner flow worked perfectly. This was the largest Seder table which was 96… read more of “A Special Passover…”
Thanks to HAL guest and blog fan Nicles Karen for sending us these photos of her recent cruise on Oosterdam. What a fun time on our cruise!!! From the beauty of Puerto Vallarta to The Arch in Cabo….dining, shows and incredibly wonderful service……we had a great time!