Congratulations to Marius and Alyna who were married on July 6 in the Crow’s Nest! Both work in the Casino Department on board Oosterdam. Marius was born in Romania in a small town called Buzau on January 9, 1986. Alyna is from the capital Bucharest and she was born on September 16, 1978. They met for the first time on the Zaandam last year in August. Both were transferred there from other Carnival Corporation ships. The funny thing was that when Marius signed onto the ship, Alyna was his buddy for the cruise. They got together approximately three weeks after Marius joined the Zaandam so I guess it was love at first sight. Marius asked her to marry him three months later just before his birthday. He bought the ring one week before his birthday and was planning to ask her on his birthday, but he got too excited on the way and he couldn’t wait anymore. They got married on board the Oosterdam and they organized a Wedding Commissioner from Juneau to come on board to conduct the wedding ceremony in the Crow’s Nest. The Captain, staff officers, officers and many others attended the ceremony which was followed by a reception. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.