Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte will be exchanging vows on board the Oosterdam on March 7th. Nancy will be updating us on their wedding at sea throughout their voyage. Exchanging vows on a ship is like getting married in a friendly small town but with all the amenities of a big city. After watching two… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte will be exchanging vows on board Oosterdam’s March 5 cruise to Mexico. Nancy will be updating us on their wedding at sea throughout their voyage. Congratulations to the happy couple! Who could predict such a happy ending to a love story? It took decades, but my childhood sweetheart and I… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
The below was entered into Holland America Line’s trans-Atlantic essay contest. For details on how to enter, click HERE. The following account is a transatlantic crossing on March 14, 2009, aboard the Holland America Line ms Oosterdam from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to Rome, Italy. Smile, yes I am smiling while I write this. My wife… read more of “Essay Contest…”
During the Oosterdam’s call to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico the Crew spent their afternoon swimming and kissing dolphins on the Dolphin Encounter excursion. Everyone had a great time and I think Brian, our safety, environmental and health officer, found a new playmate.
Lauraine Edir had such wonderful time with her family on Oosterdam that she took the time to write to us and send a few pictures of her experience. Thanks for sharing! Dear HAL! Our family took a week cruise to Mexico on the Oosterdam last October, and just had the BEST time! Istvan in the… read more of “Living the Good…”
The ms Oosterdam guest relations attendants put on their new uniform with pride. The new look added confidence and empowerment to the team who recently attended the enhanced customer service verbiage training conducted by our Corporate Guest Relations Trainer Sissel Bergersen.
When the Oosterdam called at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the deck department took to the trees for some zip lining during the Canopy Adventure excursion! They had a need for speed! Everyone returned with smiles on their faces and ready to do it all again during our next port call! Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources… read more of “Oosterdam Crew Goes…”
As the Oosterdam sets sail from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico a group of dolphins decided to play in front of the ship. We overheard one dolphin saying to the other “Swim Forest, Swim.” Oh, just another day in paradise on the Oosterdam. Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.