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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

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…”

Recent Posts

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…”

Cruise Diary: Cruising With Kids Part 3

Cruise Diary: Cruising With Kids Part 3

In Cabo San Lucas, we signed up for the semi-subs shore excursion. It was a perfect tour for the kids. See fish without getting wet. The yellow semi-sub has glass windows in the lower section of the boat and the kids loved seeing all the fish swimming around.

Cruise Diary: Crusing with Kids Part 2

Cruise Diary: Crusing with Kids Part 2

More about my family vacation aboard ms Oosterdam in Mexico … Since we brought our two kids with us, we really wanted to find a place for them to play on the beach and swim. In Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, we headed out to find a resort that would allow us to use their facilities…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”