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Oosterdam Crew Donate Clothes in Palermo

Oosterdam Crew Donate Clothes in Palermo

Caroline and Darryl, Oosterdam’s crew pursers, sent us this post about another charitable donation on behalf of Holland America Line. During drydock at Palermo, Sicily, the Oosterdam donated clothes and old uniforms to the local charity “Istituto per la Famiglia.” This is a Christian organization that supports the local families that are struggling in Palermo…   read more of “Oosterdam Crew…”

Captain’s Log: Easter Aboard Oosterdam

Captain’s Log: Easter Aboard Oosterdam

Easter was celebrated on the Oosterdam in Palermo dry-dock. The shipyard project managers brought a huge chocolate Easter egg to the daily morning meeting. Tradition in Italy is that whoever who breaks the egg gets the surprise that is hidden in it. As it was the birthday of the Oosterdam Facilities Manager Martijn Nieuwendijk, he…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Dry-Dock Around the Ship

Captain’s Log: Dry-Dock Around the Ship

The Digital Workshop was first installed on the Oosterdam during the 2008 Alaska season. This turned out to be very popular and therefore we are converting the “old” library on Deck 3 into the new Digital Workshop. This new Digital Workshop will have more room and therefore more stations for people to participate in the…   read more of “Captain’s…”