Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Oosterdam (February 2013) - Post 4

Some photos from behind the scenes.

The ship's bridge.

One of the ship's quartermasters.
The view from the port bridge wing.

Some of the bridge control displays.

Of professional interest to me, the ship's deviation card.
The alarm centre housed in presumably what would have been the chart room before the change to electronic charts.
Captain Van der Loo and me.
The engine control room.

The ship's laundry.

The tailor shop. All the officers' and crew's uniforms are made on board.
The PO's messroom.
The Executive chef in the ship's galley.

Provisions bound for the casual dining galley.
The alcohol store room.
One of my regular bar stewards and me.
The very functional working alleyway.
A crew cabin alleyway.
Plans showing the rabbit warren  that is the crew accommodation.

The bridge and deck officers' accommodation.

Oosterdam arriving in Melbourne on the next cruise on 27th Feb 2013.


  1. Very nice behind the scenes images and fun to see for those who can't go there. I also live behind the scenes. So many people requests them that on our ships there are now All Access Tours that guests can purchase to have private tours behind the scenes.

  2. Great photos of the "functional" parts of the cruise ship, Tim. Many people on cruises fail to realise just how much work has to occur roudn the clock so that passengers enjoy their experience.

  3. Thanks for the tour, Tim! Seeing those control systems only proves that being a captain of the ship is not an easy job. When they hold the navigating wheel, they’re holding the lives of the passengers as well. Therefore, being in that room requires total control.

    Brent Vandenbroek