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140 Years Young: Noordam Enters Service

140 Years Young: Noordam Enters Service

February 22, 2006: Noordam enters service and sets sail on its maiden voyage round-trip from New York City to the Caribbean. The ship was christened by actress Marlee Matlin and features museum-quality paintings such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

140 Years Young: Volendam Sets Sail

140 Years Young: Volendam Sets Sail

Nov. 12, 1999: Volendam, HAL’s second “R” class ship, is christened by former professional tennis player Chris Evert, before setting sail on her first Australian cruise. The beautiful garden theme of Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship’s spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. Flowers can be found in abundance throughout…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

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

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

140 Years Young: Oosterdam Sets Sail

140 Years Young: Oosterdam Sets Sail

August 3, 2003: The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger Oosterdam departs on its maiden voyage from Rotterdam after a three-day celebration which included the christening ceremony.