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Csaba’s Aperture: Oosterdam vs. Sydney Opera House

Csaba’s Aperture: Oosterdam vs. Sydney Opera House

A photo of Oosterdam and the Sydney Opera House taken just before we left Sydney harbor and proceeded to drydock for 14 days. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Sail Away from Sydney Harbour

Sail Away from Sydney Harbour

Thanks to Oosterdam’s Photo and Video Manager Ciaran McGinn for taking these breathtaking shots of Oosterdam’s sailaway from

Volendam Kicks Off Australia Sailings

Volendam Kicks Off Australia Sailings

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, HAL’s manager of international public relations, for this beautiful snapshot of Volendam’s first call of the season at Sydney, Australia. The ship departed October 21 for a 34-day Circumnavigation Voyage of Australia.

Postcards from Down Under

Postcards from Down Under

Thanks to Volendam’s Night Audit Office Alexander “Dony” Suryonugroho for these beautiful photos from the ship’s recent calls at Australia.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

Sydney Harbour in Australia has a lot of interesting sites, but the bridge is still the main attraction. Alexander “Dony” Suryonugroho Night Audit Officer ms Volendam

An 80th Birthday Celebration

An 80th Birthday Celebration

From Los Angeles, our special 23-day cruise across the Pacific aboard the Volendam was a life-changing adventure for a couple of oldies who thought they had done it all. Celebrating my 80th birthday aboard the ship in Honolulu was an indelible event that revitalized the soul, giving what was a tired body new life. After…   read more of “An 80th Birthday…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sydney

As we approach the Circular Quay pier we can see the rear of the famous Sydney Opera House. It looks like a snail coming out of its shell! David Thibagaran Assistant Housekeeper ms Zaandam