Caroline and Darryl, Oosterdam’s crew pursers, sent us this post about another charitable donation on behalf of Holland America Line. During drydock at Palermo, Sicily, the Oosterdam donated clothes and old uniforms to the local charity “Istituto per la Famiglia.” This is a Christian organization that supports the local families that are struggling in Palermo… read more of “Oosterdam Crew…”
We just got these new photos from Oosterdam’s dry-dock. It appears that the ones from this morning are a bit dated judging by these beautiful images!
Here are some recent photos of Oosterdam’s dry-dock. The new Canaletto.
Oosterdam in dry-dock. After the Easter weekend another big operation took place on the Oosterdam in dry-dock, which is the exchange of the port-side (left) Azipod. An Azipod is the electric propulsion motor with the propeller in front, and the entire unit acts as a rudder at the same time. In the maneuvering mode the… read more of “Captain’s…”
Wiel Penders from Holland America Line’s technical operations department sent us these photos of Oosterdam receiving it’s repaired Azipod today. The repaired Azipod is lowered to the dock floor. The spare Azipod is lowered from Oosterdam. The spare Azipod is pushed away across the guide rails by a forklift. The repaired and spare Azipods side… read more of “Repaired Azipod…”
Holland America Line Director of Corporate Services Joe Palermo sent us photos — lots of photos — of the work being done on Oosterdam during its Signature of Excellence Phase II upgrade. From the looks of it, there are very few areas on board that are not affected by the refit. Deck 10 extension.
Wiel Penders, technical operations for Holland America Line, sent us these photos he took during Oosterdam’s dry-dock. The ship will have its original Azipod reinstalled tomorrow, and these images show the preparations. Oosterdam’s spare Azipod being prepared for removal. Left: The propeller is lifted from the dock floor, as the new one is of a… read more of “Oosterdam Prepares…”
Easter was celebrated on the Oosterdam in Palermo dry-dock. The shipyard project managers brought a huge chocolate Easter egg to the daily morning meeting. Tradition in Italy is that whoever who breaks the egg gets the surprise that is hidden in it. As it was the birthday of the Oosterdam Facilities Manager Martijn Nieuwendijk, he… read more of “Captain’s…”