Gerry Ellis, director of compliance for Seabourn Cruise Line, was on board Seabourn Odyssey in Venice and took these photos and video of Oosterdam. Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corp. & plc, takes a look at P&O’s Aurora (docked behind Oosterdam) from the deck of Seabourn Odyssey. Carnival Corp. is parent company to… read more of “Oosterdam Alongside…”
Seabourn Cruise Line, Holland America Line’s sister company, held the naming ceremony for Seabourn Odyssey today in Venice. HAL’s Oosterdam was alongside as well, and Captain Jeroen Baijens, Chief Engineer Martin Spaansen and Crew Purser Caroline were gracious enough to quickly snap some photos of the new luxury ship for the blog. Photos by Captain… read more of “Introducing The New…”
Caroline, Oosterdam’s Crew Purser, sent in the following picture of Captain Jeroen Baijens leading the celebration marking Oosterdam’s 300th cruise on May 23, 2009.
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…”