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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

A Nice Surprise for Captain van der Loo

A Nice Surprise for Captain van der Loo

Captain van der Loo’s likeness was captured by one of his artistic crew members I Wayan Ariatna. The Captain was surprised with the gift of his portrait from the Housekeeping Attendant on the morning he disembarked. Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Recent Posts

Countdown to an Oosterdam Cruise

Guest Blogger Gary Frink sailed aboard Amsterdam this past spring and posted a cruise diary on the Holland America Blog, and he’s getting ready to sail again. “I can’t wait,” my I-can’t-get-my-fill-of-Holland America wife said this morning. She is looking forward to what we call a “shorty” cruise, aboard the ms Oosterdam leaving San Diego…   read more of “Countdown to an…”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Oosterdam’s Event Manager Jill Tollefson sent us these cool pictures of the ship departing Sitka after tendering on August 19. 2010. Thanks, Jill!

Oosterdam’s Captain Gets Covered in Puppy Kisses

Oosterdam’s Captain Gets Covered in Puppy Kisses

Oh, the day in the life of “Reese’s” at Puppy Camp! During Oosterdam’s call at Juneau, Captain van der Loo and the shore excursion team spent the afternoon at Puppy Camp [where puppies are trained to become sled dogs]. It was a beautiful day filled with happy, playful puppies all named after famous candy bars….   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

Oosterdam’s Crew Rafting Excursion in Juneau

Oosterdam’s Crew Rafting Excursion in Juneau

During the Oosterdam’s call at Juneau, members of the deck and entertainment departments decided to get wet out in the Alaskan wilderness during a crew rafting excursion. Everyone returned soaked with large smiles on their faces. I think it’s because crew members from the entertainment department navigated! Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Oosterdam at Puget Sound

Oosterdam at Puget Sound

I received this picture of the Oosterdam sailing in Puget Sound last Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. Special thanks to photographer Mike Gerhardt for this great shot! Arjen C. van der Loo is Oosterdam’s captain.

Oosterdam Donates to Sitka’s Raptor Center

Oosterdam Donates to Sitka’s Raptor Center

During the call of the Oosterdam in Sitka on the 5th of August, the Oosterdam’s Deck Department donated two big boxes of medical first aid equipment, after replacing all the medical kits in the lifeboats and life rafts, to the Raptor Center in Sitka. The Raptor Center in Sitka is an independent organization which fully…   read more of “Oosterdam Donates…”

Crew Organizes Delicious Crab Fest in Juneau

Crew Organizes Delicious Crab Fest in Juneau

As a farewell to Alaska and thank you for all her support during their time on board the Oosterdam, members of the Hotel Department treated Hotel Manager Marcella Himmelreich to a crab fest during their call to Juneau. The happy, hungry crew met on the gangway and set off for an afternoon crab fest of…   read more of “Crew Organizes…”