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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Coral Sea

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Coral Sea

Here are some more photos of Oosterdam’s viewing of the solar eclipse last week while sailing the Coral Sea. Both guests and crew gathered at the bow of the ship and wore special glasses for the occasion. I was also able to grab photos of the progression of the eclipse. Enjoy!

Oosterdam Witnesses Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Oosterdam Witnesses Rare Total Solar Eclipse

On November 14, 2012, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Oosterdam was an honored witness of a total solar eclipse while cruising the Coral Sea. The solar eclipse started at approximately 6:49 a.m. and ended at approximately 8:58 a.m. Special ‘solar eclipse glasses’ were given to all guests and crew members. The guests and crew members of…   read more of “Oosterdam Witnesses…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Solar Eclipse

Csaba’s Aperture: Solar Eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun is arguably nature’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring phenomenon. Oosterdam played host to this event and all eyes were on the horizon overlooking the Coral Sea, as the total solar eclipse casted its incredible shadow across the Pacific Ocean and Far North Australia. The eclipse started at dawn in the…   read more of “Csaba’s…”

Oosterdam’s First Visit to Akaroa, New Zealand

Oosterdam’s First Visit to Akaroa, New Zealand

Oosterdam maiden’s voyage to Australia and New Zealand was a grand success. The seas and the weather were the most agreeable as seen in this photo taken in Akaroa, New Zealand. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the voyage and the crew was terrific. Jerrol Golden Manager of International Public Relations Holland America Line

Sail Away from Sydney Harbour

Sail Away from Sydney Harbour

Thanks to Oosterdam’s Photo and Video Manager Ciaran McGinn for taking these breathtaking shots of Oosterdam’s sailaway from

Oosterdam Completes Maiden Australia and New Zealand Voyage

Oosterdam Completes Maiden Australia and New Zealand Voyage

Oosterdam’s maiden voyage to the Australia/New Zealand region ended today with the ship docking at Sydney, Australia, where the journey began. Since each port of call during the 14-night cruise was a first, Oosterdam held a customary plaque exchange ceremony at each visit. Here are photos from each exchange: Hobart, Tasmania

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

Sydney Harbour in Australia has a lot of interesting sites, but the bridge is still the main attraction. Alexander “Dony” Suryonugroho Night Audit Officer ms Volendam