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Csaba’s Aperture: San Diego Bay

Csaba’s Aperture: San Diego Bay

Take a look at these snapshots from the Oosterdam! I took these pictures on March 30 with my new lens while the ship was sailing out of San Diego Bay. Enjoy! (Click on photos for larger view.) Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Hot Air Balloon Festival

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Hot Air Balloon Festival

If you are ever in the Philippines during the hot air balloon festival at Clark Airport, be sure to go and see the annual event. The different balloons are incredible and it’s the ideal place to take some wonderful photos. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam

Csaba’s Aperture: Nawiliwili Lighthouse

Csaba’s Aperture: Nawiliwili Lighthouse

I thought I share with you … my snapshot from this week in Nawiliwili. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Oosterdam’s Wedding Celebration

Oosterdam’s Wedding Celebration

Congratulations to Cesar and Nadiia who were married on February 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii! Both work in the Casino Department as casino supervisors on board Oosterdam. Cesar is from Ecuador and Nadiia is from Ukraine. They met on board the Carnival Triumph in 2010. He proposed by emailing a picture of himself holding up a…   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

Seattle Seahawks Sail Aboard Oosterdam

Seattle Seahawks Sail Aboard Oosterdam

Captain Arjen van der Loo (center) and Hotel Manager Robert Versteeg (back, ninth from left) in a group photo with the Seattle Seahawks organization that includes two Football players: #74 Offensive Guard John Moffitt and #55 Defensive Back Richard Sherman. They sail with us every year through AAA in Seattle. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human…   read more of “Seattle Seahawks…”

Captain Van der Loo Trades Captain’s Cap for Chef’s Hat

Captain Van der Loo Trades Captain’s Cap for Chef’s Hat

On February 15, Captain Arjen van der Loo treated officers on board Oosterdam to delicious Dutch pancakes. He prepared and cooked these delicious Dutch pancakes in the Lido during the officers’ dinner hours. Here are some pictures of the preparation.

Ready to Set Sail with Oosterdam

Ready to Set Sail with Oosterdam

Special thanks to HAL guests Ted and Pauline Moynihan for sending in these beautiful photos, taken just before their cruise on Oosterdam. On our most recent cruise, we arrived in San Diego just as the Rotterdam was departing at sunset. When we awoke the next morning, Oosterdam was in port and ready to take us…   read more of “Ready to Set Sail…”