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Oosterdam

Oosterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,916
Crew Members:
817
Gross Tonnage:
82,305 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
24 knots
Dedicated:
July 2003
Godmother:
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Latest Post

Three HAL Ships at Port in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Three HAL Ships at Port in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Two HAL ships together in port is kind of unusual, but three in one place is even more special I think, especially when all ships are at anchor. In the pictures you see the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Oosterdam. Best regards, Ronald de Bloeme Safety, Environmental & Health Officer ms Rotterdam

Recent Posts

It’s Off to Mexico!

It’s Off to Mexico!

HAL guest Michelle Katz sent us this fabulous photo, taken during her cruise to Mexico on board the Oosterdam. Thanks, Michelle!

Christmas Comes Early for the Oosterdam Crew

Christmas Comes Early for the Oosterdam Crew

Santa stopped by the Oosterdam to drop off special Christmas presents just for the crew. Captain Jeroen Baijens and his staff officers personally wished holiday greetings to all the crew members and presented them with Ocean Phone Cards to call their families. The Christmas spirit touched everyone’s hearts today and the crew shouted out with…   read more of “Christmas Comes…”

Kudos for Oosterdam and Holland America Line

Kudos for Oosterdam and Holland America Line

Holland America, Thank you for making our very first cruise experience the awesome time it was! We are already saving for our next cruise with you and have only been home 12 hours! The activities were so much fun! Our team the Diablos won the Amazing Race Scavenger hunt and I have included a team…   read more of “Kudos for Oosterdam…”

Christmas Arrives In Style on the Oosterdam

Christmas Arrives In Style on the Oosterdam

As the Oosterdam sails toward San Diego preparing for her Holiday Cruise, Santa’s chefs began creating the perfect atrium filled with gingerbread houses complete with electric trains and snow for the tree lighting ceremony. The gingerbread houses were filled with yummy treats of all shaped and sizes, icing that no one can resist and hidden…   read more of “Christmas Arrives…”

HAL Crew Member Saves a Life on Oosterdam

HAL Crew Member Saves a Life on Oosterdam

Meet Alex Badescu who is currently an assistant dining room manager on board the Oosterdam. He was hired on July 16, 2006. His first HAL ship was the Westerdam. Before Alex became an Assistant Dining Room Manager, he worked as a PG Waiter. Alex, who is from Romania, is single and has no children. He…   read more of “HAL Crew Member…”

Oosterdam Crew Members Tour the Bridge

Oosterdam Crew Members Tour the Bridge

On November 23, eight Oosterdam crew members were privileged to receive a guided tour of the Bridge. The tour lasted about one hour. It was interesting to see and learn about all the technology used to operate and manage the ship. All the crew met in my office 10 minutes prior to the start of…   read more of “Oosterdam Crew…”

Zeebenen in de Klas

Zeebenen in de Klas

While visiting my family in Amsterdam last week, I also participated in a project called “Zeebenen in de Klas” (“Sealegs in the Classroom”) This is a project to expose children in the age group 10-12 years old to a life/career at sea, since very few of them know about the many possibilities. Ultimately, the goal…   read more of “Zeebenen in de…”