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…”
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…”
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…”
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!
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…”
Guest Carol Blue sent us this note and great photo from her recent cruise on Oosterdam. This is how we spent time on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, with the Oosterdam in the background. That’s me, my husband and a friend on the floating mats. I think the entire island, and not just the bar, should… read more of “Postcard from Half…”
Captain Jeroen Baijens sent us this note and photo from the plaque ceremony aboard Oosterdam in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. We held a plaque ceremony in Puerto Caldera on the 11th of November. It was not the first port call of the Oosterdam there, but it was the first call after the change of the… read more of “Oosterdam’s…”
Susan Birdwell sent us this photo of Statendam and Oosterdam, both docked at Ketchikan, Alaska.