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Csaba’s Aperture: Waikiki Beach

Csaba’s Aperture: Waikiki Beach

Here are two photos from Honolulu on Waikiki Beach. I got surfers too! Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Creating a New Lifetime Experience

Creating a New Lifetime Experience

Doris Polley is from California and has sailed with HAL for a couple cruises and thinks that this one, on board the Rotterdam, is the best one yet. She loves the host dancers and is having a wonderful time with her friend Alta. I was fortunate enough to have two meals with these lovely ladies…   read more of “Creating a New…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Man & Fire

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Man & Fire

This was taken during a luau in Honolulu, Hawaii. Quite an impressive site. Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer ms Rotterdam

Csaba’s Aperture: Nawiliwili Lighthouse

Csaba’s Aperture: Nawiliwili Lighthouse

I thought I share with you … my snapshot from this week in Nawiliwili. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Crew Tour Waterfall, Cave and Black Sand Cove in Hilo, Hawaii

Crew Tour Waterfall, Cave and Black Sand Cove in Hilo, Hawaii

Rotterdam’s Junior Human Resources Clerk Mochamad Ardiansyah Aloetsyah was one of the crew members to take part in the Waterfall, Cave & Black Sand Cove crew tour while the ship called at Hilo, Hawaii, earlier this month. The crew visited some of Hilo’s top attractions including Rainbow Falls State Park, the Kaumana Caves and Black…   read more of “Crew Tour…”

Oosterdam’s Wedding Celebration

Oosterdam’s Wedding Celebration

Congratulations to Cesar and Nadiia who were married on February 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii! Both work in the Casino Department as casino supervisors on board Oosterdam. Cesar is from Ecuador and Nadiia is from Ukraine. They met on board the Carnival Triumph in 2010. He proposed by emailing a picture of himself holding up a…   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

Shore Excursion: Paradise Cove Orchid Luau

Shore Excursion: Paradise Cove Orchid Luau

The Rotterdam is currently on a 30 day Circle Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas Island cruise. During our stay in Honolulu I was fortunate enough to attend a Holland America shore excursion, the “Paradise Cove Orchid Luau.” This is a fantastic way to sample Hawaiian culture. Traditional ceremonies are performed throughout the evening, mingled in with…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”

An 80th Birthday Celebration

An 80th Birthday Celebration

From Los Angeles, our special 23-day cruise across the Pacific aboard the Volendam was a life-changing adventure for a couple of oldies who thought they had done it all. Celebrating my 80th birthday aboard the ship in Honolulu was an indelible event that revitalized the soul, giving what was a tired body new life. After…   read more of “An 80th Birthday…”