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Oosterdam’s Maiden Visit at Auckland

Oosterdam’s Maiden Visit at Auckland

Thanks to HAL guest Bryan Lomas for sending in this photo and post of Oosterdam in Auckland. Here is a photo of Oosterdam’s maiden visit to Auckland on Nov. 3, 2012. It was a patchy day for guests, with very little sun, clouds and light rain. — Bryan Lomas

It’s Basketball Season on Oosterdam

It’s Basketball Season on Oosterdam

Oosterdam‘s 2012 basketball competitions are underway! Here’s a picture of some of the players on the ship’s court. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

Introducing the DAM Quit Program

Introducing the DAM Quit Program

The DAM Quit program is focused on maximizing crew buddy support. It uses new technology such as laser acupuncture, as well as traditional smoking cessation aids, like the nicotine patch and lozenges, to curb the urge to smoke cigarettes. Custom tools were developed to assess the progress of each participant and to create a system…   read more of “Introducing the DAM…”

Black and White Done Right

Black and White Done Right

On the night of October 14th in Oosterdam‘s Vista Show Lounge, officers from the deck, engine and hotel departments danced with guests at the ‘Officers’ Black and White Ball.’ The guests and crew had a great time dancing through the night. Here are some snapshots from the dance floor. Crew pictured (clockwise): Jimmy Plug, 3rd…   read more of “Black and White…”

Celebration of Oosterdam’s Arrival at Australia

Celebration of Oosterdam’s Arrival at Australia

On Tuesday, October 23, Oosterdam docked at Sydney, Australia, for the first time ever! The ship kicked off its sailing season down under at the Port of Sydney for a series of 10- to 28- day voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific. A special plaque exchange ceremony was held to commemorate the ship’s…   read more of “Celebration of…”