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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

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.

Recent Posts

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…”

Captain’s Log: Observing the Sabbath On Board, or How I ‘Sold’ Oosterdam for $1

Captain’s Log: Observing the Sabbath On Board, or How I ‘Sold’ Oosterdam for $1

Being the Captain, one constantly encounters new learning experiences. This cruise there is a large group with guests on board with the Orthodox Jewish faith. Especially for them, there is Kosher food and even Kosher cooks. The observance of the Sabbath required some adjustments to the ship’s operation. Among them, one elevator is designated as…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Oosterdam at Glacier Bay

Oosterdam at Glacier Bay

We just passed our big sister. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

A Day in Todo Santos, Mexico

A Day in Todo Santos, Mexico

Todo Santos is a charming town, small and not close to Cabo San Lucas but worth the trip. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to get there from the ship. The ride shows the true geography of the area — arid desert that runs straight to the sea. It is mostly undeveloped or…   read more of “A Day in Todo…”