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Boodam II Joins HAL Fleet

Boodam II Joins HAL Fleet

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her latest creation — “Boodam II” — that she built during her recent HAL cruise to Hawaii aboard Oosterdam. To date we have featured seven of her previous creations — Sheepledam, Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam, Woohoodam and Rhymedam — on the blog. Great job,…   read more of “Boodam II Joins HAL…”

Snapshots from Oosterdam in Hawaii

Snapshots from Oosterdam in Hawaii

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Lynn Hardey for sharing these photos from her Hawaii cruise aboard Oosterdam. Here’s a picture of the reception we got this morning on the Oosterdam. I am building a ship so you will get a picture of that when it is finished. – Lynn Hardey

Captain’s Log: Indonesian Independence Day on Oosterdam

Captain’s Log: Indonesian Independence Day on Oosterdam

As per a long standing tradition, the Indonesian Independence Day celebrations are surrounded with sporting activities. Many crew members and officers fully enjoy participating in those activities. The winners were honored with a prize and a nice certificate directly after the flag raising ceremony. A. C. van der Loo is Oosterdam’s master.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

In Juneau, Alaska, several of the crew went on an unforgettable Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip. It’s available for guests as well, and it’s one of those experiences you never forget. We were so close to nature and got an amazing view of Mendenhall. We even got the thrill of some rapids! This certainly is a…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Swimming with Sea Lions

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Swimming with Sea Lions

Here is a photo of me in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, swimming with the sea lions. An experience of a life time … I’ve been around the world many times but this was one of the best experiences of my life. Sea lions are amazing! Amy Kreft Human Resources Manager ms Oosterdam

Mendenhall Glacier Float Excursion

Mendenhall Glacier Float Excursion

During the month of June, 23 crew members from the Oosterdam went on a fun and exhilarating crew tour called the Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip. After meeting outside on the pier at noon, the crew were driven to the raft loading site where they received special water proof gear and life jackets before boarding the…   read more of “Mendenhall Glacier…”