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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

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Postcard from Oosterdam in Acapulco, Mexico

Postcard from Oosterdam in Acapulco, Mexico

Symen van der Veen, ms Oosterdam’s 3rd officer, sent in this snapshot of the Queen Victoria as Oosterdam sailed from the bay of Acapulco.

Podcast: Cruising On ms Oosterdam (Part IV)

Podcast: Cruising On ms Oosterdam (Part IV)

This is the final day of our Mexican Riviera cruise aboard ms Oosterdam. Throughout this series of podcasts, we have taken you behind the scenes and into the lives of individuals aboard the ship who all play an integral part into creating memorable experiences for Holland America guests. In this final podcast, Elizabeth and I…   read more of “Podcast: Cruising…”

Podcast: Aboard ms Oosterdam (Part III)

Podcast: Aboard ms Oosterdam    (Part III)

In this featured podcast, Elizabeth Harryman and I take you behind-the-scenes for an exclusive interview with ms Oosterdam’s Culinary Manager Beirne Brown to find out how he and his culinary crew prepare and serve nearly 10,000 meals each day! Cruising Oosterdam, Part III [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/oosterdam3.mp3] Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman are travel writers, broadcasters and regular…   read more of “Podcast: Aboard ms…”

Podcast: Cruising Aboard ms Oosterdam (Part II)

Podcast: Cruising Aboard ms Oosterdam (Part II)

This is day two of our Oosterdam cruise along the Mexican Riviera. In this podcast, Elizabeth Harryman and I interview Marcella Himmelreich, Holland America’s first female fleet hotel manager, about her day-to-day duties and life on board ms Oosterdam. We also provide unique insight into the complex, technical process of selecting fine art for the…   read more of “Podcast: Cruising…”

Podcast: Cruising Aboard ms Oosterdam (Part I)

In this featured podcast, broadcasters Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman give cruise-lovers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of ordinary crew members aboard ms Oosterdam who work hard to provide guests an extraordinary experience while on board Holland America ships. The pair also sits down for an exclusive interview with the master of the ship,…   read more of “Podcast: Cruising…”

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon from Oosterdam

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon from Oosterdam

Martine Groetjes sent in this great photo and note. I took this picture on new year’s eve sailing on the ms Oosterdam leaving Cabo San Lucas. Every time we left a port you could find me on the deck to search for whales, but I think on new year’s eve I had a better catch!

Oosterdam Postcards from Greece

Oosterdam Postcards from Greece

HAL guests Bob and Aggie Hertel sent us this note and amazing photo of ms Oosterdam in Greece during their recent Mediterranean cruise. Thanks Bob and Aggie! We sailed on the Oosterdam Mediterranean Tapestry Cruise from Sept. 23 to Oct. 5, 2009. This was our third Holland American cruise and each cruise has been great….   read more of “Oosterdam Postcards…”