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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

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An Impressive Backdrop for Zaandam

An Impressive Backdrop for Zaandam

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.

Mount Edgecumbe Near and Far

Mount Edgecumbe Near and Far

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.

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

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,…”

Cruise Diary: Suva, Fiji

Cruise Diary: Suva, Fiji

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,…”

Oosterdam Crew Tour Rotorua, New Zealand

Oosterdam Crew Tour Rotorua, New Zealand

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.

Time Travel Aboard Oosterdam

Time Travel Aboard Oosterdam

During its 24-day South Pacific Crossing voyage, the ms Oosterdam experienced April 21 twice, as it passed the international date line through the islands of Western and American Samoa. For the first April 21, 2013, the Oosterdam invited a local Christian youth group on board during its call at Apia, Western Samoa. Hosted by our…   read more of “Time Travel Aboard…”