Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Controller M. Jusuf Nouvy for sharing with us these beautiful pictures from the ship’s port calls at Sydney and Hobart, Australia, during the Grand World Voyage. Sydney:
Sydney, Australia, 15th-16th February Once again, the weather has been kind to us and we enjoyed following winds and seas across the Tasman sea during our crossing from Picton to Sydney. The weather was changeable thoughout and our call in Sydney was no exception, bathed in sunshine one minute and then torrential downpours the next…. read more of “Captain’s…”
Thanks to Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo of Oosterdam in Sydney Harbour last month. Thanks, Eddie!
Thanks to HAL guest Leighton for taking these impressive photos of Oosterdam going under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I have just returned from Oosterdam’s Jan. 26 cruise to the South Pacific (Pacific Treausures) and I wanted to share photos of Oosterdam clearing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with just under nine feet . Cheers! — Leighton… read more of “It’s a Close…”
Journalist Ruth Taber currently is on board an 11-day cruise aboard Oosterdam and will be blogging throughout her voyages. Fifty-five years ago the s.s. Statendam left Hoboken, N.J. on the first “Grand World Voyage” – and fifty-five years ago today, January 26, 1958, my “best friend” and I tied the knot in NYC. What better… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, sailed on a 34-day Volendam voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong late last year and shared with us this video from his trip. Come along with us and cruise the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait, from Melbourne to Sydney, via Burnie and Hobart in Tasmania on this… read more of “Video: Melbourne to…”
Eleven crew members participated in the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb during Oosterdam’s dry dock “down under” on December 10. Here’s a photo of the group at the top! Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. “We found a good viewpoint near the Opera House to film the Volendam sailing under the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Our video is too long, but I included the part where the Volendam… read more of “Video: Volendam at…”