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Captain’s Log: Dry-Dock Around the Ship

Captain’s Log: Dry-Dock Around the Ship

The Digital Workshop was first installed on the Oosterdam during the 2008 Alaska season. This turned out to be very popular and therefore we are converting the “old” library on Deck 3 into the new Digital Workshop. This new Digital Workshop will have more room and therefore more stations for people to participate in the…   read more of “Captain’s…”

What’s a Yummer?

What’s a Yummer?

We received this note and photos from Cruise Critic maven Lisa Laffin. Greetings, I am a frequent cruiser on HAL with 140 days, and have cruised on the ms Oosterdam eight times. I would like to tell you about our most recent cruise on the Oosterdam and how special it was. It was the return…   read more of “What’s a…”

A Rousing Irish Sail Away

A Rousing Irish Sail Away

Arky and Shirley are future cruise consultants aboard Eurodam This week the Big E is an Irish charter. They bring on Irish entertainers and sell the cruise to those of Irish lineage from Ireland, the U.S. and other countries. It is a fun week. We know it is fun because we were on the Irish…   read more of “A Rousing Irish…”

Rotterdam Preps For World Cruise

Rotterdam Preps For World Cruise

Rotterdam’s crew purser, Mike Wilock, sent in these great pictures from Los Angeles, Calif. of the deck department painting and making sure everything is ship-shape before the upcoming 117-day Grand World Voyage.

This Captain Plays Well with Others

This Captain Plays Well with Others

During Eurodam’s inaugural season, Jeroen and I would sneak up to the Club HAL area to have some healthy competition playing air hockey and foosball. While playing, we thought, wouldn’t it be a great idea to make this into a Club HAL event called, “Playing Air Hockey with the Captain.” So this morning, 20 very…   read more of “This Captain Plays…”

Postcards from St. Maarten

Postcards from St. Maarten

Aboard Eurodam SXM Airport I think the Princess Juliana Airport is one of a kind. You can sit on the beach and watch the planes land, and they land very, very close to you! Although for your own safety this is not recommended as reflected in the signs posted.