On August 30, Bangkit Prbadi unveiled a beautiful collection of caricatures depicting various officers and crew of the Oosterdam. It only took him four days to complete 20 caricatures. Bangkit currently works as night steward aboard the Oosterdam and started working with HAL in 2008 aboard the Noordam. He is from Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, and has been drawing caricatures since 2003. It was only by chance did he discover his talent. He loves to spend his free time making art. He has a small art studio and art gallery at home. Caricature is his favorite style of art besides oil painting.
Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse received a caricature drawing from Bangkit while hosting a VIP luncheon on the Oosterdam in Seattle on September 11, 2011.
Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.