Here are photos from Oosterdam crew members’ Swim with the Dolphins adventure in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Enjoy! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.
Here are some scenes from Thanksgiving Day celebrations throughout the HAL fleet. Enjoy! Amsterdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld submitted these photos from the ship’s on board festivities:
Photographer Jim McConnell submitted these photos from his recent Mexican Riviera cruise on board Oosterdam with HAL contributing blogger Gary Frink. Thanks, Jim!
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…”
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:…”
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:…”
Thanks to Future Cruise Consultant Deborah Buchanan for submitting this entry. The Oosterdam hosted many events for CLIA’s World Cruise Night and the pastry chefs went above and beyond. They deserve a huge kudos for all of their hard work during this special week. Thanks again to the bakers of Oosterdam for making all of… read more of “Oosterdam Pastry…”
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…”