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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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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…”

Oosterdam’s 140th Anniversary Cake

Oosterdam’s 140th Anniversary Cake

The Culinary team onboard the Oosterdam did a real outstanding job of the making of the cake for our 140th Anniversary celebrations. So many guests were impressed.

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

During Oosterdam’s South Pacific Crossing, International Concierge Maria Boyen shared with me her experience on the Hobbiton Movie Set crew tour that took place March 28, 2013, near Tauranga, New Zealand. She and the crew loved visiting the original movie set of “The Lord of the Rings!” Twenty-two brave men and women of the fellowship…   read more of “Hobbiton Crew Tour…”

Cruise Diary: Wrap-Up

Cruise Diary: Wrap-Up

HAL blogger Gary Frink was sailing on board Oosterdam and this is the last posts from his voyage. Aboard Oosterdam en route to Honolulu to Vancouver. This is our last full day aboard the Oosterdam. We first found our way to cabin 4082, and the large orange life boat hanging three feet out our window,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Oosterdam’s King Neptune Ceremony

During the 24-day South Pacific Crossing, the ms Oosterdam passed the Equator on April 23, 2013, where King Neptune, Majesty of the Seas, granted passage at his Venerable Court to all officers and crew that they’ve been found worthy to be granted membership in his domain, the Royal and Ancient Order of Shellbacks. Naturally, there were…   read more of “Oosterdam’s King…”