7
Nov 2012

Oosterdam Completes Maiden Australia and New Zealand Voyage

Submitted by: Joe

Oosterdam’s maiden voyage to the Australia/New Zealand region ended today with the ship docking at Sydney, Australia, where the journey began. Since each port of call during the 14-night cruise was a first, Oosterdam held a customary plaque exchange ceremony at each visit. Here are photos from each exchange:

Hobart, Tasmania

From left: Cruise Director Drew Smith, Hotel Director Robert Versteeg, local official from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and Captain Henk Draper.

From left: From left: Cruise Director Drew Smith, Hotel Director Robert Versteeg, local official from Hobart and Captain Henk Draper.

Dunedin, New Zealand

Hotel Director Robert Versteeg on the far left and Captain Henk Draper on the far right holding the plaque.

Hotel Director Robert Versteeg (far left) and Captain Henk Draper (far right holding the plaque).

Wellington, New Zealand

Captain Henk Draper is on the right holding the plaque.

Captain Henk Draper holding the plaque.

Napier, New Zealand

Hotel Director Robert Versteeg (far left) and Captain Henk Draper holding the plaque.

Hotel Director Robert Versteeg (far left) and Captain Henk Draper holding the plaque.

Tauranga, New Zealand

Captain Henk Draper and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg handing over the plaque.

Captain Henk Draper and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg handing over the plaque.

Auckland, New Zealand

Captain Henk Draper on the right holding the plaque.

Captain Henk Draper holding the plaque.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

 Staff Captain Eric Barhorst (far left) and Beverage Manager Hans Becker (far right).

Staff Captain Eric Barhorst (far left) and Beverage Manager Hans Becker (far right).

Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.

1 Comment

  1. Great to see a pic of our dear friend Robert Veersteg again.

    He presented us with our 1st medal on board the Statendam

    Noel & pat Bell Australia

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