The Windstar Café on Deck 2 of the Oosterdam is being converted into a Pinnacle Wine Bar. The location is just across from the Pinnacle Restaurant. The Windstar Café will move to Deck 10 forward and will be included in the new Explorations Café.
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The Oosterdam will receive her original portside azipod back during this dry dock. The one in the below photo is still standing on shore and it will be a big job to take the spare azipod out from underneath the Oosterdam and place the original back again.
Two of the bow thruster motors need to be taken out of the Oosterdam, inspected and repaired. They are bow thrusters 2 and 3. A hole needed to be cut in the side of the ship, as the motors cannot exit the ship any other way. After inspection and repairs, the motors will be installed… read more of “Captain’s…”
The work in the dry-dock in Palermo is progressing as per schedule. On the 5th of April in the early morning, preparations were made to lift the new aft section with the additional cabins onto the Oosterdam. During the day the section was lifted on the Oosterdam.
This cruise we are overhauling one of our five engines. Overhauls are scheduled based on the amount of running hours they accumulate. The engine is totally pulled apart. Cylinder heads, cylinder liners, valve lifters, pistons, bearings, vibration dampers, injectors, fuel pumps. Everything is inspected, cleaned or replaced and finally put together again. A small group… read more of “Captain’s…”
While sailing along the coasts of strange lands I always wonder what is out there. The unknown brings out the explorer in me, I guess. However, I was stumped by Haiti for a long time. We don’t stop there with the ship, but we sail by Haiti as we transit the Windward Passage between Haiti… read more of “Captain’s…”
I always wondered about the technology that goes into the Panama Canal and its operation. Going through the locks the other day we saw a tow locomotive sitting in the repair shop on the centerwall with its “hood up.” You can clearly see the drum with the tow wire and you would think it is… read more of “Captain’s…”
From left: Chief Officer Bas van Dreumel, Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers, Captain Jeroen van Donselaar, Hotel Manager Mark Zeller and Environmental Officer Ted Arnold. As our guests know we show portraits of the ship’s officers and other key personnel on the voyage channel on the stateroom televisions and on the screens around the ship. Due… read more of “Officers and…”