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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 Crew Donate Clothes in Palermo

Oosterdam Crew Donate Clothes in Palermo

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…”

Recent Posts

Updated Oosterdam Dry-Dock Photos

Updated Oosterdam Dry-Dock Photos

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!

Repaired Azipod Installed on Oosterdam

Repaired Azipod Installed on Oosterdam

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…”

Oosterdam In the Midst of a Major Makeover

Oosterdam In the Midst of a Major Makeover

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.

Oosterdam Prepares for Original Azipod Install

Oosterdam Prepares for Original Azipod Install

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…”

Captain’s Log: Easter Aboard Oosterdam

Captain’s Log: Easter Aboard Oosterdam

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…”