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…”
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.
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…”
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:…”
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…”
HAL blogger Gary Frink recently sailed on board Oosterdam and sent in post from his voyage. I might have met the happiest employee on the planet. When I first approached Gervay Burnett, leader of one of the two HALCats musical units aboard (quintets, each with a keyboard player, drummer, bass and guitar player and a… read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”
Here is our sail away from Vancouver a few days ago. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his voyage. ABOARD OOSTERDAM, EN ROUTE HONOLULU TO VANCOUVER B.C. “We train the dining room stewards and cabin attendants at the Holland America facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. The cooks and beverage people are trained at a similar school… read more of “Cruise Diary: Meet…”