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HAL Crew Member Saves a Life on Oosterdam

HAL Crew Member Saves a Life on Oosterdam

Meet Alex Badescu who is currently an assistant dining room manager on board the Oosterdam. He was hired on July 16, 2006. His first HAL ship was the Westerdam. Before Alex became an Assistant Dining Room Manager, he worked as a PG Waiter. Alex, who is from Romania, is single and has no children. He…   read more of “HAL Crew Member…”

Amsterdam’s Tropical Barbecue in Mexico

Amsterdam’s Tropical Barbecue in Mexico

It’s been a while since I’ve sent news and photos from the ship. I just got back from vacation! It’s my first week back on board for the Mexican Riviera cruise. Amsterdam just completed the Grand Asia & Australia Voyage 2010. Yesterday we were in Topolobampo, Mexico, and we held a BBQ on the Lido…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Rotterdam Crew Tour in Costa Rica

Rotterdam Crew Tour in Costa Rica

Here are photos from a recent crew tour to Costa Rica’s Puerto Caldera Eco Tropical Mangrove and Crocodile Observation. Enjoy the photos!

Nieuw Amsterdam Crew Donates to Indonesian Red Cross

With Indonesia facing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the continued eruption of its most active volcano (Mount Merapi), the crew of the Nieuw Amsterdam sprung into action. Since the eruptions began in late October, a total of 194 people have died and more than 360,000 people have been forced to live in makeshift…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Casino Lovebirds Tie the Knot in Hawaii

Casino Lovebirds Tie the Knot in Hawaii

Casino couple Jelena and Viktor were married in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the Amsterdam’s call to the Hawaiian island on November 26. They had a beautiful day, which ended with a small get together on board in the Oasis with a few close friends and colleagues who helped them celebrate the happy occasion. Viktor and Jelena…   read more of “Casino Lovebirds…”

Oosterdam Crew Members Tour the Bridge

Oosterdam Crew Members Tour the Bridge

On November 23, eight Oosterdam crew members were privileged to receive a guided tour of the Bridge. The tour lasted about one hour. It was interesting to see and learn about all the technology used to operate and manage the ship. All the crew met in my office 10 minutes prior to the start of…   read more of “Oosterdam Crew…”

Oosterdam Crew Swim with the Dolphins in Mexico

Oosterdam Crew Swim with the Dolphins in Mexico

Here are photos from Oosterdam crew members’ Swim with the Dolphins adventure in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Enjoy! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.