MS Oosterdam lights message "Torbay We Love You" - Emotional farewell from the captain

Jun 03, 2021

It's been an emotional day for the people of Torbay and the skeleton crew on board Holland America Line ms Oosterdam as the ship prepares to depart the bay. For the past year during the global shutdown of the cruise industry ms Oosterdam was anchored off the coast of Torbay, and the crew received a warm welcome. Local residents developed a special relationships with the crew through social media, as well as cheering up the crowd with the ship's horn for Remembrance Day and New Year. Last night the ship was lighting the message: "Torbay We Love you."

In a video interview for Heart Radio ms Oosterdam Captain Daniel Bolton said he will have a lump in his throat as he blows farewell horns and sails today.

"They say captains don't cry because in this transient lifestyle we come and we go all the time - but I would be lying if I didn't say there will be a lump in my throat as we sail away today," Capt Bolton said.