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Captain’s Log: Oosterdam Gets a Pinnacle Wine Bar

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam Gets a Pinnacle Wine Bar

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.

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam’s Azipod Returns

Captain’s Log: Oosterdam’s Azipod Returns

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.

Captain’s Log: New Photos of Oosterdam’s Dry-Dock

Captain’s Log: New Photos of Oosterdam’s Dry-Dock

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.

Captain’s Log: Overhauling an Engine

Captain’s Log: Overhauling an Engine

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…”

Officers and Gentlemen

Officers and Gentlemen

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…”