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Oosterdam’s Water Volleyball Showdown

Oosterdam’s Water Volleyball Showdown

On August 4, staff aboard Oosterdam took on a game of water volleyball with the guests. The competition was tough and the score was very close at all times. A great time was had by all; needless to say that between the ooooohs and aaaaaahs from the guests, there were comments that ranged from amazement…   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

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.

140 Years Young: 130th Anniversary Year Celebration

140 Years Young: 130th Anniversary Year Celebration

July 28–30, 2003: HAL celebrates its 130th anniversary year in Rotterdam. The festivities include the launch and naming of the new Vista-class ms Oosterdam by Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. Rotterdam joins Oosterdam for events that include past employees, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and past guests.

140 Years Young: Westerdam and Oosterdam Go Green

140 Years Young: Westerdam and Oosterdam Go Green

July 29, 2006: Vista-class cruise ships Westerdam and Oosterdam are retrofitted to use shore power at the Port of Seattle to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions when in Seattle.

Picture-Perfect Oosterdam

Picture-Perfect Oosterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Janet Stone for sending in this beautiful picture of Oosterdam, taken from Totem Trail Park in Sitka, Alaska, on her recent cruise in May.

Postcard from Hawaii

Postcard from Hawaii

Thanks to blog fan Jutta for sending in this photo of Volendam and Oosterdam at Hilo, Hawaii, April 26.