Hi, again! You've seen my pictures from the Oosterdam -- even the behind the scenes ones from the kitchen! Isn't it incredible? Hard to believe there's more than 90 chefs onboard one ship alone. But you've got to have a lot of people feeding thousands of passengers onboard. So, how much food is loaded week by week onboard an average 7 night cruise?
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 :)
Dancing with the Stars is one of TV's most popular reality shows -- and one cruise line is giving you the chance to be a star, at sea! Holland America Line is having competitions on EVERY one of its ships -- including the Westerdam and the Oosterdam (which leave out of Seattle).
Hello! For those who don't know me -- I'm Seth Wayne -- the morning weather anchor here on KOMO 4 News. When I'm not on the air, I'm either researching a cruise, walking along the waterfront and checking out the ships -- or on a cruise itself.