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Onboard Holland America’s Oosterdam

Onboard Holland America’s Oosterdam

This is one of 15 ships belonging to Seattle's own, Holland America Line. What a lovely ship! She (that's how ships are referred to -- female) weighs in at 82,000 tons and has more than 10 decks. Yes -- it's a BIG ship, but not the biggest to cruise out of Seattle. I'll show you which ship that is coming up at a later date -- but in the meantime, let's look at the Oosterdam. Along with the sister, the Westerdam -- she sails out of Pier 91 (near Magnolia) every weekend on a 7 night cruise to Alaska. During the winter months, the Oosterdam heads south -- as in the South Pacific and Australia! What stood out to me are the classic lines and the feel of a true old-fashioned ocean liner -- while have modern amenities.

Take a look at the pics I took onboard -- especially the behind the scenes of the galley. Did you know there are 90 chefs onboard?! Wow -- and the food was remarkable! Yes, I took a picture of my dessert :)