While on board Oosterdam, I couldn’t help myself from photographing the beautiful food. A few of my favorite items from the Pinnacle Grill include the Crab Cakes, the Land and Sea entree, the Chocolate Volcano Cake and the Creme Brûlée Trio.
Whether you are a fan of Dancing with the Stars or not, you can’t help but get caught up in the energy of this exciting cruise experience. Dancing with the Stars: At Sea is your chance to learn the Salsa, the Samba, the Cha Cha, the Jive or the Tango. If you are a talented… read more of “‘Dancing with…”
Thanks to Dave Fields, Oosterdam’s coordinator of sales and promotions, for sharing this great picture of Zaandam at Juneau, Alaska. Here’s a nice shot of Zaandam at port in Juneau, Alaska. I took this as we sailed away on Oosterdam on a beautiful afternoon.
Today Oosterdam is at Sitka, Alaska, and the ship’s Security Officer John Pris was able to capture stunning Mount Edgecumbe up close and from a distance. From any angle it looks just breathtaking! Nice day in Sitka with Mount Edgecumbe, a 3,200-foot tall dormant stratovolcano, located on southern Kruzof Island.
Although HAL blogger Gary Frink is home from his Oosterdam cruise, he still had a few wonderful posts to share. Enjoy! By a geographic quirk of fate, the international dateline splits the nation of Samoa from American Samoa. By the Oosterdam passing through the dateline, the passengers and crew were rewarded with two Sundays, April… read more of “Cruise Diary: Apia,…”
I loved the Dancing with the Stars: at Sea experience [on Oosterdam’s May 12, 2013, cruise]. It is very professional and well done. We were treated wonderfully by the dancers as well as the cruise director and judges. It dramatically enhanced my cruising experience. I found myself looking forward to the next dance class on… read more of “Loving the…”
Although HAL blogger Gary Frink is home from his Oosterdam cruise, he still had a few wonderful posts to share. Enjoy! Suva, Fiji provides exotica in multiple layers: a history of cannibalism through the early 20th Century — “A cannibal fork is the one thing I’ll buy here,” Jeanne announced; military coups; beggars and shoe… read more of “Cruise Diary: Suva,…”
During its South Pacific Crossing, the crew of the ms Oosterdam were treated to a tour of Te Puia in Rotorua, New Zealand, where traditional dances were performed for the group.