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Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

At the end of Oosterdam‘s 14-day drydock in Sydney, Australia, a tour was organized for the crew to see underneath the Oosterdam. It’s not everyday where you get to see what it looks like under a ship. The crew took lots of photos and had a great experience.

Oosterdam Crew Bridge Climb in Sydney, Australia

Oosterdam Crew Bridge Climb in Sydney, Australia

Eleven crew members participated in the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb during Oosterdam’s dry dock “down under” on December 10. Here’s a photo of the group at the top! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Csaba’s Aperture: Oosterdam vs. Sydney Opera House

Csaba’s Aperture: Oosterdam vs. Sydney Opera House

A photo of Oosterdam and the Sydney Opera House taken just before we left Sydney harbor and proceeded to drydock for 14 days. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Wine Tasting at Auckland’s Villa Maria

Wine Tasting at Auckland’s Villa Maria

On December 1, Oosterdam called at Auckland, New Zealand. Close to Auckland is the winery of Villa Maria. As Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc is featured on the wine list on board, Cellar Master Phillipe Reigh took this opportunity to visit the winery with his team of wine attendants as an educational experience. After having seen…   read more of “Wine Tasting at…”

The Total Solar Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s a snapshot from the total solar eclipse we saw on Oosterdam while sailing the Coral Sea. Enjoy! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

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!

New Caledonia Welcomes Oosterdam

New Caledonia Welcomes Oosterdam

Oosterdam called at Kuto, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia on November 17 and received a very warm welcome from the locals. A ceremony was held with traditional costumes and even handmade hats for us!

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…”