On April 1, the trans-Atlantic cruise for the ms Oosterdam ended in Civitavecchia, Italy. All guests disembarked the ms Oosterdam and after that all subcontractors and dry-dock workers embarked the ms Oosterdam. All containers and materials were loaded on board, and at 15.00 the Oosterdam left Civitavecchia bound for the dry-dock in Palermo. At 05.00… read more of “Dry-Dock Photos…”
Guest Donald Glade sent us these pretty photos of Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas from his recent Oosterdam cruise in Mexico.
Last month we had a lovely cruise on the Oosterdam. The mattresses in our suite were so comfortable that we want to buy them for our beds at home. Attached is a picture of a whale that we took on this cruise. Dan Mann Editor’s note: Beds, bedding and a whole catalog of other Holland… read more of “Postcard from…”
A new program to help those in need kicked off along the Embarcadero on March 6, 2009. The Port of San Diego is participating with Holland America Line’s Ship to Shelter program, a philanthropic endeavor which donates items from cruise ships to homeless shelters. Items include pots, pans, plates, books, televisions, individual-sized lotion and shampoo…. read more of “Holland America…”
On board Oosterdam Today the Oosterdam will be passing through the Panama Canal. This can be followed on the webcams of the Panama Canal: www.pancanal.com The schedule has us in the Miraflores locks from 07:50-09:00 (local time, which is 08:50-10:00 Eastern Daylight Time) In the Pedro Miguel locks from 09:30-10:20 (10:30-11:20 EDT) And finally the… read more of “Captain’s…”
We received this note and photos from Cruise Critic maven Lisa Laffin. Greetings, I am a frequent cruiser on HAL with 140 days, and have cruised on the ms Oosterdam eight times. I would like to tell you about our most recent cruise on the Oosterdam and how special it was. It was the return… read more of “What’s a…”
These photos and entry were sent to us by Oosterdam’s crew purser, Darryl Jones The crew of the Oosterdam recently held a Las Vegas–inspired blackjack tournament. And with lots of entries in the preliminary rounds, competition was tough for a spot at the final table where a three-way tie forced a three-hand playoff for the… read more of “Stakes High at Crew…”
Oosterdam’s Shorex team arranged for a few crew members to experience the exciting new canopy adventure tour available in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Crew members, along for the tour, flew from tree to tree and platform to platform on a network of pulleys and horizontal cables mounted 30 to 90 feet above the ground. With 14… read more of “Zipping Through the…”