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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

Cruise Diary: Home Again, Home Again…

HAL blogger Gary Frink recently sailed on board Oosterdam’s Mexican West Coast Voyage and sent in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Here is his final entry. Jewell Hollow, Page County, Virginia We have had pristine autumn weather in Jewell Hollow since our return from a week of luxury aboard the Oosterdam off the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Home…”

Recent Posts

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

It might have been one of the oysters or the knife that opened them, or a limitless number of other unsanitary opportunities. A known fact: I did dine—In Mexico—on the Beach, in Mazatlan. The next morning the Oosterdam docked in Puerto Vallarta. After a hearty Lido breakfast of three over-easy eggs, bacon and yogurt, it…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Mazatlan, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Mazatlan, Mexico

Today the sun and warmth blasted through after almost five days of inexplicable cloud cover and chill, which began during our time in San Diego. The Oosterdam was securely docked by 8 a.m. Our traveling party, well fueled by breakfast from the Lido, crossed the gang plank shortly after 9:30 a.m. The Mazatlan Cruise Port…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: On Board Oosterdam

Cruise Diary: On Board Oosterdam

HAL blogger Gary Frink is currently sailing on board Oosterdam’s Mexican West Coast Voyage and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Another Holland America voyage, another rescue at sea. Some readers might remember that this year Jeanne and I were aboard the Amsterdam during the Singapore to Seattle leg of…   read more of “Cruise Diary: On…”

Award-Winning Photography from Alaska

Award-Winning Photography from Alaska

This amazing photo was taken by Oosterdam’s IC Manager Zeljka Hajdarevic in Juneau, Alaska. She won the award for “Best Photograph” for the month of September as part of a fleet-wide contest for ship photographers. Each month, on-board photographers submit snapshots from port calls around the world with the hopes of being rewarded with this…   read more of “Award-Winning…”

Oosterdam Superstars Enjoy the ‘Ultimate Adventure’

Oosterdam Superstars Enjoy the ‘Ultimate Adventure’

During the Oosterdam’s recent port call at Sitka, Alaska, four crew members were chosen for outstanding service throughout the Alaska cruise season. They were rewarded with an “ultimate adventure” and deemed Oosterdam superstars. The four crew members were Port Paper Officer Jorn Veraart, Clerk Anthony Helmi, General Purpose Assistant Junar Zulueta and Internet Manager Ance…   read more of “Oosterdam…”

Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

During Oosterdam’s call to Glacier Bay this week, we were blessed with a wild encounter. The Glacier Bay Park Rangers informed us while on the bridge that this humpback whale carcass has been there since March and every week when we sail by this area we usually see Alaskan brown bears enjoying an afternoon snack….   read more of “Just Another Day in…”