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ms Oosterdam current position

ms Oosterdam current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 41.35358 N / 2.17495 E) cruising en route to Barcelona. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

Current itinerary of ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam current cruise is 23 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome . The itinerary starts on 05 Jul, 2024 and ends on 28 Jul, 2024 .

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ms Oosterdam Itineraries

Ms oosterdam review, review of ms oosterdam.

The 2003-built MS Oosterdam cruise ship is the 2nd Vista-class Holland America liner, with sisterships ms Westerdam ,  ms Noordam , ms Zuiderdam .

The vessel (IMO number 9221281) is currently Netherlands- flagged (MMSI 245417000) and registered in Rotterdam .

History - construction and ownership

Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle -based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Between 1873-1989, HAL was a Dutch cargo and passenger shipping company operating regular Transatlantic crossings between Holland and the Americas. HAL was founded in 1873 as "Dutch-American Steamship Company" headquartered in Rotterdam Netherlands . In 1989, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation for around EUR 530 million. Among the company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

Holland America MS Oosterdam cruise ship

The 2000-passenger ship Oosterdam went through a "Signature of Excellence" drydock in 2009. Constructive changes included the addition of thirty-four new cabins and the development of a new Pinnacle Bar, accessible both as a pre-prandial watering gap for those dining in that Holland America signature alternative dining facilities, and, for the first time, to all other cruisers as well. Also were added a new library-cum-coffee bar-cum Internet Café, a new alternative Italian restaurant, new intimate screening room, and dedicated enrichment amenities.

Decks and Cabins

MS Oosterdam staterooms (1012 total, in 30 grades) include 162 Suites, 515 Balconies, 163 Oceanviews, 172 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 170-205 ft2 (16-19 m2). Nearly 70% of all passenger cabins have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 28. The largest accommodations are the Pinnacle Suites (1000 ft2 / 93 m2, with terrace sized 320 ft2 / 30 m2).

The boat has 11 passenger decks , of which 7 are with cabins.

Implemented fleetwide in 2019, "Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is part of the Main Dining Room (designed as a separate VIP dining section).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Oosterdam's Vista Dining Room is a 2-deck venue at the aft end of the vessel. One deck is allocated for the guests who choose conventional fixed-seating dining and the other for open seating (passengers can either make a reservation or simply walk in). For those who prefer to be seated at small or large tables should use the reservation system. Breakfast consists of made-to-order waffles and eggs, plus the usual baked goods and cereals. Lunch offers starters, mains and desserts. Entrees might include salmon piccata, Swiss steak and stuffed bell pepper. A daily "express combo" caters to those who are in a hurry. One of HAL traditions is Afternoon Tea, served in the upper dining room daily. Three themed teas - Cupcake, Indonesian and Royal Dutch - are served once during a sailing. Signature dishes available nightly feature Caesar salad, French onion soup, grilled salmon, roasted chicken and broiled strip loin. There is at least one vegetarian entree plus a full vegetarian menu with vegan selections, which should be ordered the night before.

Follows the complete list of ms Oosterdam restaurants and food bars.

  • Pinnacle Grill (145-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via a partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant.
  • Vista Restaurant (1045-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (446-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6-11 am, Lunch 11:30-2 pm, Afternoon Tea, Dinner 5:30-8 pm)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as an Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Queen's Lounge, which is an alternative lounge/theatre on Vista Class ships, had a makeover and was transformed into The Culinary Arts Center by day, featuring permanent cooking and viewing equipment to instruct guests on the preparation of various dishes. The Culinary Arts Center is operated via a partnership with Food & Wine magazine and offers wine tastings ($15), cocktail tastings and mixology classes, as well as cooking, cake decorating, garnishing and flower arranging classes. The Queen's Lounge offers musical performances with B.B. King's Blues Club experience for five nights per week. The Digital Workshop, powered by Microsoft, is a dedicated computing education venue, with two rows of computers fronting a big, wall-mounted monitor hooked into the computer of the instructor, to graphically demonstrate each step. Other amenities include: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("Club Hal"), cruise ship weddings, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

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Follows the complete list of ms Oosterdam lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Vista Lounge (867-seat theatre/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via a partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Piano Bar; Sports Bar; Pinnacle Bar (36-seat wine bar); Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Northern Lights Disco & Nightclub
  • Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre (with live band entertainment, cooking shows, culinary classes; via a partnership with “Food & Wine Magazine”)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Meeting Rooms (Hudson, Half Moon, Stuyvesant)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Screening Room (38-seat indoor cinema)
  • Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Cafe (specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 5 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; The Retreat (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Promenade Deck, Walking Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco).

Since 2023, all HAL ships have pickleball courts (installed on the top deck) operated via an exclusive partnership with PPA-Professional Pickleball Association. HAL also offers complimentary beginner lessons (led by onboard instructors), sells branded pickleball starter kits (at the ship's retail shops) and Play Pickleball tutorial videos are included in the cabin TV programming.

Itineraries

MS Oosterdam itinerary program is based on Alaska cruises from Seattle WA in the summer. The ship also operates on South Pacific Islands sailings, Australia and New Zealand voyages from Auckland and Sydney . MS Oosterdam visits Hawaii on repositioning crossings between Alaska and Australia. In 2017 HAL shifts Oosterdam from Europe to Alaska.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, HAL's Oosterdam ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru May 2022). Operations restarted on May 8, 2022 (Europe-Mediterranean voyages from Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Athens) followed by South American deployment (homeporting in Buenos Aires Argentina, and San Antonio Chile).

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ms Oosterdam Wiki

One of the four HAL's "compass ships", Oosterdam is Holland America's second VISTA-class liner, with sisterships Noordam , Westerdam , Zuiderdam . Ooster means "East" (in Dutch).

The vessel (Fincantieri Marghera yard/hull number 6076) has volume 82820 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 10965 tons, max draught 8 m. The powerplant is based on 5x Wartisla-Sulzer marine diesel engines (models 3x 16ZAV40S plus 2x 12ZAV40S) with combined output 75,14 MW (100764 hp). The propulsion is diesel-electric and based on 2x ABB Azipod thrusters with combined output 35,24 MW (47260 hp). The registered shipowner is HAL ANTILLEN NV, while the registered manager is HOLLAND AMERICA LINE NV.

HAL Oosterdam's construction started on January 16, 2002, with the keel-laying ceremony at Marghera yard ( Venice Italy ). The ship was launched/floated out from drydock on November 18, 2002.

MS Oosterdam's Inaugural Cruise/Maiden Voyage departed from Port Rotterdam on July 29, 2003. The ship was officially named two days earlier (on July 27th) by godmother HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Curiously, in 2003, Holland America Line celebrated its 130th anniversary.

During the inaugural season (2003) Oosterdam was deployed in Northern Europe/Baltic during summer. The program included 12-night itineraries leaving from two homeports - Copenhagen (Denmark) and Harwich (England UK). In October-November 2003, the ship was in the Mediterranean, and arrived in the USA on December 4th, starting a Caribbean program based on homeporting in Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades (Florida).

The midship open-floor Atrium area features a huge crystal globe.

Oosterdam had a scheduled 2017 season in Europe, but it was redeployed instead in North America (Alaska) for summer 2017, to operate 7-day roundtrips from homeport Seattle WA . The list of 2017 Alaska (Seattle-based) HAL ships also included Amsterdam (now Fred Olsen Bolette) , Eurodam , Nieuw Amsterdam , Noordam , Volendam and Zaandam .

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Oosterdam Overview

If you’ve got wanderlust, then Holland America’s ms Oosterdam is the ship for you. The onboard atmosphere is highlighted by a dazzling giant Waterford crystal globe that hangs from the ceiling in the ship’s atrium, representing the travels this ship has and will carry out. Even before reaching your first destination, you’ll be filled with interesting travel tid bits. For instance, you can take a digital workshop where you can learn how to make a virtual scrapbook. Holland America also introduced a new program called On Location with activities and onboard experiences that feature traditions from the regions in which the ms Oosterdam is sailing. If you are sailing to Hawaii, for example, expect a hula lesson and some pineapple themed dishes at the lido deck cafe. 

  • Passenger Capacity: 1,964 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Last Refurbished: 2018

Oosterdam Cruise Destinations

Holland America Line prides itself on offering a superb variety of destinations. This cruise line visits 7 continents and over 320 ports worldwide while embarking from all types of ports, from convenient close-to-home ports to far-away exotic departure ports. You can plan a special romantic cruise to the Greek Isles or an enriching vacation in Asia. In addition, Holland America's connections with Alaskan hotels and their ownership of Half Moon Cay (their private Caribbean island) have differentiated them in Alaska and the Caribbean. 

Oosterdam Mediterranean Cruise Destination

Mediterranean

Delve into culinary treats in Italy and Turkey or enrich yourself with the history of France and Spain with a Mediterranean cruise.

Oosterdam South America Cruise Destination

South America

Visit lands of contrasting weather, where you can challenge yourself and your palate—that’s the mantra of a cruise to South America and Antarctica.

Oosterdam Transatlantic Cruise Destination

Transatlantic

Experience premium cruising at its best on a relaxing cruise across the Atlantic Ocean aboard one of Holland America’s elegant cruise ships.

Oosterdam Departure Ports

Sail to the world’s hot spots with Holland America. This revered cruise line has sailings from cities around the world like Ft. Lauderdale, Valparaiso, Barcelona, Sydney and Montreal.  All of their departure ports are convenient to get to with major airports and public transportation. Get ready for an amazing cruise vacation with Holland America, your first step is to call us at The Cruise Web to speak with a consultant and find your perfect itinerary. 

Oosterdam Piraeus (Athens), Greece Departure Port

Learn about the Greek gods and the early philosophy of Socrates when you visit the incredible ruins left in Athens, Greece. At night, go out and take in the culture with the modern Athenians.

Oosterdam Buenos Aires, Argentina Departure Port

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is a charming European style city with the perfect combination of new world characteristics mixed with old world history and culture.

Oosterdam Lisbon, Portugal Departure Port

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has deep cultural roots that are exposed through ruins and museum artifacts. Cruise to Lisbon and discover the culture and history of Portugal in its capital city.

Oosterdam Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Departure Port

A cruise to Civitavecchia is a chance for you to hop a quick train to Rome and explore the enormous history through ruins, galleries and The Vatican museums.

Oosterdam Barcelona, Spain Departure Port

Discover imaginative architecture, impressive Spanish dishes and beautiful excursions into nature when you cruise to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.

Oosterdam Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Departure Port

With incredible weather, delicious fare and some stupendous attractions, you will find that Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades is one of the most attractive ports in the entire US.

Oosterdam Trieste, Italy Departure Port

Trieste, Italy

Sit back and enjoy the sea breezes in Trieste, an Italian city that despite being close to Venice is more akin to Vienna, the capital of the Hapsburg Empire. 

Oosterdam San Antonio, Santiago, Chile Departure Port

San Antonio, Santiago, Chile

Experience the history of San Antonio or head to Santiago to experience everything Chile’s capital has to offer. The choice is yours!

Oosterdam Deck Plans

Lower promenade, upper promenade, verandah deck, upper verandah deck, rotterdam deck, navigation deck, observation deck, sports deck, oosterdam staterooms.

Oosterdam Balcony Stateroom

Balcony (VC)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Balcony (VD)

Balcony (ve), balcony (vf), balcony (vh), balcony (va).

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

Balcony (VB)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

Oosterdam Inside Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

Inside (MM)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Fully accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

Oosterdam Oceanview Stateroom

Oceanview (DD)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

Oceanview (E)

Oceanview (f), oceanview (g).

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All G-category staterooms have partial sea views.

Oceanview (H)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All H-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. Ambulatory accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

Oceanview (HH)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.

Oceanview (C)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Ambulatory accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

Oceanview (D)

Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have bathtub and roll-in shower.

Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have single side approach to the bed, bathtub and roll-in shower.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have bathtub and roll-in shower.

Photo Gallery for Oosterdam Cruise Ship

Are you a visual learner? Check out this photo gallery of the Holland America experience. Here you can see the amazing dining venues, spacious staterooms and beautiful destinations the ship sails to. 

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Holland America Line Oosterdam Thermal Suite

Thermal Suite

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  • Oosterdam 21-day Italian Coast Greek Wonders & Ancient Kingdoms Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Jul 2024)
  • Oosterdam 11-day Ancient Kingdoms & Turkish Delight Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Aug 2024)
  • Oosterdam 14-day Adriatic Gems & Aegean Jewels Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Aug 2024)
  • Oosterdam 7-day Adriatic Gems Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Aug 2024)
  • Oosterdam 7-day Malta & Aegean Jewels Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Sep 2024)
  • Oosterdam 11-day Mediterranean Romance Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Sep 2024 - Oct 2024)
  • Oosterdam 11-day Venetian & Dalmatian Delight Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Sep 2024)
  • Oosterdam 21-day Adriatic Antiquities & Mediterranean Romance Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Oct 2024)
  • Oosterdam 10-day Greece & Adriatic Antiquities Departing From Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Oct 2024)

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Holland America Oosterdam Review 2024 (With Photos)

The Holland America Oosterdam is a gorgeous cruise ship that caters to those who are searching for luxurious travel options. With an emphasis on sophistication and elegance, the Oosterdam stands out as one of the most impressive cruise ships of its kind. In this Holland America Oosterdam review, we will explore everything the ship has to offer, from the accommodations to dining options and onboard activities.

Holland America Oosterdam Review

Cruising aboard the Holland America Oosterdam is a truly unforgettable experience. From its sleek and sophisticated design, to its luxurious suites and amenities, this upscale cruise ship offers a perfect blend of elegance and innovation for all travelers – no matter if you’re interested in adventure, relaxation, or something in between.

Onboard the Oosterdam, you will be treated with outstanding service and hospitality from start to finish as you traverse the open seas in style. Enjoy captivating entertainment options, exquisite cuisine inspired by different cultures around the world, and enriching excursions at various ports of call – the possibilities are countless!

Read on to find out what makes sailing aboard Holland America Oosterdam luxury liner such an exceptional experience – sure to be talked about years after return from your voyage!

Heated loungers in the Thermal Suite

First Impressions of Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Ship

The Holland America Line is known for its gourmet food, spacious staterooms, fascinating excursions and great service. And it’s true that embarking on the Holland America Oosterdam is an experience that is sure to impress even the most seasoned cruisers. From the moment you step aboard, you are greeted by friendly crew members who set the tone for your entire vacation.

The Oosterdam is one of Holland America’s Vista-class ships. Built to accommodate a maximum of 1964 guests, she boasts an elegant ambiance, with public areas that are tastefully designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. Surrounded by luxurious amenities, passengers can indulge in exceptional dining options, receive pampering at the spa, or simply unwind by one of the 2 pools.

One of the two Oosterdam swimming pools

Holland America Oosterdam Cabins

The cabins on the Holland America Oosterdam are spacious and well-appointed, with a choice of interior staterooms, ocean view staterooms, and balcony staterooms. The cabins are elegant, with soothing colors, and many have a private verandah where you can relax and take in the views.

They are equipped with flat-screen TVs, a safe and a hairdryer. Our aft stateroom, 5184, had two single beds made up as a queen-size bed with a comfortable sofa, chair and desk area with a stool. There was also a convenient curtain that you could pull across to separate the main cabin area from the hallway, which worked well to block out any light at night.

Our spacious Oosterdam Stateroom

We definitely recommend booking this stateroom or one close to it, for its huge balcony. Ours had two sun loungers and chairs and measured 359 square feet including the outside space.

The bathroom was well designed, with a proper bath and overhead shower, a retractable clothes line and ample storage for toiletries. The Elemis body wash, shampoo and conditioner dispensers were also a nice touch. You can easily request a blanket, extra hangers or ice refill via the Navigator App.

Our large Oosterdam Aft Stateroom balcony

Holland America Oosterdam Suites

The Oosterdam also has spacious suites that are perfect for families or groups of friends. These suites all come with a private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and luxurious amenities.

Oosterdam suite guests can enjoy fresh flowers, a pillow menu and concierge service. There are also additional perks depending on the suite category.

Signature Suites vary in size from 372 to 384 square feet and include binoculars for use during the cruise, premium bathrobes, a double sink, shower and full size whirlpool bath. 

Neptune Suites range in size from 500 to 712 square feet. They boast two lower beds that convert to one king-size bed. There’s a full-size whirlpool bath with shower and an additional shower stall. Neptune Suite guests benefit from use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, as well as other perks such as priority boarding for tenders, complimentary laundry and priority restaurant booking.

Pinnacle Suites come with all the above advantages, as well as a whirlpool spa bath on the balcony, a guest bathroom, dressing room and pantry spread over 1,150 square feet. Neptune and Pinnacle Suite guests can enjoy breakfast daily in Pinnacle Grill.

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Oosterdam Pinnacle Suite whirllpool bath

Dining on Holland America Oosterdam

The Holland America Oosterdam has an impressive selection of dining options. From continental breakfast to a late-night snack, every craving is satisfied with the utmost attention to detail. Sink your teeth into the juicy tenderness of a perfectly cooked steak, or relish in the rich flavors of a lobster bisque.

For all guests, meals are included in the Dining Room, Dive-In and Lido Market. Basic coffee and tea, together with water in carafes are also included.

You can also indulge in room service at no extra charge on the Holland America Oosterdam. Savor decadent dishes created by world-class chefs, all within the comfort of your luxurious accommodations.

The main Dining Room is perfect for those looking for a relaxed breakfast or elegant evening meal. There is open seating, which means that you can dine here without booking, but it is best to reserve in advance at peak times. Located on Deck 2, aft, the Dining Room opening hours are from 6.30 am to 8.30 am and 5 pm to 9 pm.

A window table in the Oosterdam Main Dining Room

The ship also has the Dive-In poolside grill for burgers and dogs on Deck 9, mid which is open from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm. We really liked the burgers and the make-your-own tacos here.

Head to the Lido Market on Deck 9, mid for casual dining. Here, the chefs celebrate the flavors of each port of call, with a selection of tasty dishes. We recommend the healthy salads made to order, the Asian food station and sweet treats. You can indulge in complimentary late snacks from 10.30 to 11.30 pm.

For an additional cost, the Pinnacle Grill restaurant on Deck 2, mid and Canaletto specialty restaurant on Deck 9, mid offer an intimate dining experience. No matter which option you choose, you can be sure to savor the flavors of gourmet cuisine while enjoying the stunning views.

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Oosterdam On Board Amenities

The Oosterdam offers an array of sophisticated amenities that are sure to impress even the most discerning traveler. Among these amenities is the ship’s stunning main swimming pool area, which features a retractable roof for all-weather enjoyment.

Guests can soak up the sun in style, surrounded by elegant loungers and comfortable seating areas. And for those looking to unwind after a long day of exploring the ports of call, the Oosterdam features a number of hot tubs where guests can relax and rejuvenate in true elegance and style. Whether you’re looking to stay active or simply relax and unwind, the Oosterdam’s amenities are sure to delight and impress.

For pampering, there is the Greenhouse Spa and Salon on Deck 9. You can indulge in a relaxing massage or other spa treatments in this thermal suite. We paid for a 7 day pass, and used the relaxation room, steam rooms and whirlpool path daily.

We also booked and enjoyed a 50 minute Couples Swedish massage . I liked the Red Carpet Blowout , which included a blow dry, eye treatment and application of sun bronzer.

Oosterdam Thermal Suite

Guests can also book one or more days at The Retreat , a secluded outdoor space with private cabanas, sun beds and a dedicated bar service. There is also a well-equipped fitness center open to all from 6 am to 9 pm on Deck 9, a jogging track, and Sports Court on Deck 11. Some of the fitness classes have an additional cost, while some such as Sunrise Stretch are complimentary.

Learn how to play pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Holland America Line is the exclusive cruise line partner of the Professional Pickleball Association . The pickleball court has fantastic top-deck views. 

The Promenade Deck can be found on Deck 9. Additionally, the Oosterdam features a casino, a nightclub, and a range of bars and lounges for socializing and meeting new people such as the Gallery Bar on Deck 2 and Explorations Café on Deck 10.

Jigsaw puzzles in the Explorations Lounge

Activities On Board Holland America Oosterdam

A Holland America Oosterdam cruise offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. From Pure Form Yoga and Tai Chi, to the enriching lectures where you can learn about upcoming destinations, there’s something for everyone on board.

Hit the dance floor at the Rolling Stone Lounge (previously known as BB Kings ) or test your musical knowledge at a trivia quiz. There’s a good selection of performances on the World Stage .

Holland America schedules repeat performances, so you can choose to eat early or late and won’t miss the shows. Seating is first come, first choice with plenty of room for everyone and no tickets are needed.

We really enjoyed The Step Once Dance Company: In Tandem performance on the Mainstage, together with two shows by comedian Steven Scott who appeared on America’s Got Talent. Don’t miss Origin Story , a fascinating look at Holland America’s 150 years of history with Cruise and Travel Director Ed.

We also had fun at the bookable mixology class where you can learn how to make 3 different delicious cocktails using De Lijn Gin . This cold infused Nieuw Western Dry gin features a blend of Dutch inspired botanicals and has been exclusively crafted for Holland America Line. It’s these little touches of elegance and sophistication that make the Oosterdam stand out from the crowd and offer an unforgettable experience for its guests.

Oosterdam Piano Bar has two grand pianos

Holland America Shore Excursions

Holland America cruises sail to destinations such as the Caribbean , Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, Canada, and New England among others. The excursions that are offered differ according to the destinations. In Alaska, they include wildlife spotting and glacier viewing, while on the Mexican Riviera they feature activities such as local cuisine, shopping and walking tours.

The Holland America Oosterdam has some fantastic shore excursions that are perfect for those looking to explore new destinations. Our Mediterranean cruise excursions were all well organised and gave a great overview of the places that we visited.

Excursion tickets are electronic and viewable on the Holland America Navigator App . Our Holland America Oosterdam Mediterranean itinerary started with a luxurious private boat transfer from Venice airport to the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice on the uncrowded Giudecca island .

After an overnight stay, we transferred to Trieste by coach and embarked on Holland America Oosterdam. From here, we sailed to some amazing Mediterranean port destinations including Split and Korcula in Croatia, Santorini and Rhodes in Greece and Kusadasi close to Ephesus in Turkey. We disembarked in Athens, back in Greece.

Picturesque pedestrianized street in Korcula

We personally tried and can recommend the following Oosterdam Mediterranean shore excursions:

  • Santorini – Thira on Your Own, which includes bus transfer from the port of Athinios to Thira and back.
  • Rhodes – Palace of the Grand Masters & Archaeological Museum on Foot – two impressive Rhodes Town landmarks.
  • Kusadasi – Ephesus tour for a great introduction to this ancient city.
  • Piraeus – Scenic Athens & Plaka on Foot with Airport Transfer – gives a good overview for first time visitors.

No matter what type of activity you enjoy, you are sure to find something that you’ll enjoy on any of the Oosterdam’s excursions.

View of Oosterdam cruise ship from Thira, Santorini

FAQ – Holland America Oosterdam:

What is the dress code on board Holland America Oosterdam?

Dress is casual during the daytime, with footwear, shirts or cover-ups always required indoors. During meal times and activities, the dress code is smart casual, meaning that shorts, tank tops, distressed jeans and swimwear are not appropriate.

Don’t forget to pack something orange, a nod to the cruise line’s Dutch heritage. There’s an Orange Night where guests are encouraged, but not required, to wear orange.

There’s also one dressy night, although it’s not obligatory. A nice cocktail dress or top and trousers for women, and a jacket and shirt with slacks for men will work perfectly.

Admiring the sunset from Explorations Café

Are there activities suitable for all ages on the Oosterdam?

The Kids Club , designed for children aged 3-17, offers a variety of engaging activities that are both entertaining and educational. Kids can take part in arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, sports challenges, and theme parties.

In addition, there is a new family game room, High Score! , available only on the Oosterdam. By day, it’s open to kids and teenagers, and at night it’s open for the whole family. There’s a video arcade, board games, tilting labyrinth, skee-ball and four-person air hockey.

And of course, adults can indulge in a wide variety of sophisticated activities such as wine tastings, culinary classes, and culinary demonstrations. There are Young Adult Meetups for guests aged 18-30 and also Singles and Solo Traveler Meetups.

Exterior of High Score! Holland America Oosterdam review

How do you hear announcements on board Holland America Oosterdam?

Holland America don’t broadcast non-emergency announcements in your stateroom and no announcements are made before 8am, for your peace and tranquility. However, select the bow camera channel on your TV if you’d like to hear them in your stateroom.

What safety measures are in place on the Oosterdam?

The Oosterdam upholds rigorous safety measures at all times. In addition to the standard life jackets and safety drills, the ship features advanced fire suppression systems, state-of-the-art lifeboats and rafts, and an expertly trained crew that undergoes regular safety training and certification.

Even the ship’s advanced navigation and communication systems are designed to ensure the utmost safety of all passengers and crew. Rest assured that when you step aboard the Oosterdam, you can relax and enjoy your journey with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are in the safest of hands.

Oosterdam swimming pool with retractable roof

Conclusion: Holland America Oosterdam Review

Overall, the Holland America Oosterdam is a must-see for those who seek luxurious travel options. The cabins are spacious and elegant, the dining options are varied and delicious, and the onboard activities are sure to keep you entertained.

With its exciting excursions to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, you are sure to have a fantastic experience on board the Holland America Oosterdam. It is the perfect ship for those who are looking for a sophisticated and elegant cruise experience.

We hope that you have enjoyed this Holland America Oosterdam review. Find out more about Holland America Line cruises on their website.

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Oosterdam

About Oosterdam

An acclaimed Holland America Vista-class ship, Oosterdam features stunning staterooms, lots of activities and a myriad of delicious dining options, from casual to elegant. Discover the many pleasures of a mid-sized cruising experience, with personalized attention and an intimate ambiance, perfect for the first-time cruiser as well as the seasoned traveler.

Boasting exciting amenities, the Oosterdam has fabulous restaurants, bars, nightclubs, lounges, a casino, Las Vegas-style shows, 2 swimming pools, including one with a sliding glass roof and duty-free shopping arcade. Foodies will flock to the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine, with a state-of-the-art kitchen, fascinating presentations and cooking classes. Enjoy the lovely Art Gallery.

Featuring a wide selection of stunning large staterooms, many with private verandahs, there is something to suit everyone. Watch your favorite movie and enjoy complimentary popcorn at the theatre or choose from over 1000 DVD titles for stateroom delivery and viewing.

Chic specialty bars and lounges, including the signature Crow's Nest, with enticing views, offer the perfect spot for a drink, conversation and meeting new friends. Sharpen your computer skills at the complimentary Digital Workshop. Active cruisers will head to the sports deck for basketball and volleyball. Kids will love the fun activities at Club HAL and teens will head to an area just for them, The Loft and The Oasis.

Indulge at the serene Greenhouse Spa & Salon, with fantastic beauty and wellness treatments, sure to leave you rejuvenated. Take a Pilates and yoga class at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Greet the day on deck with a fresh sea breeze each morning with tai chi, stroll on the Promenade's wraparound deck or simply enjoy the view from the padded deck chairs. Sip on your morning coffee and read the papers at the relaxing Explorations Café.

Featuring a myriad of fabulous dining options, from casual outdoor eateries to elegant dining, Oosterdam has something to please everyone. Delicious cuisine is served at the stunning two-level Vista Dining Room with delicious multi-course dinners, including vegetarian and vegan selections from an exclusive menu. Superb cuisine awaits at the elegant Pinnacle Grill, with luxurious appointments, including Bvlgari china, Frette linens and Riedel stemware. Delicious regional Italian dishes are featured at the family-style Canaletto and a variety of made-to-order choices are offered at The Lido Restaurant, a casual eatery. Families will love the Terrace Grill, located poolside, perfect for a casual lunch of grilled favorites. Complimentary room service is offered 24/7.

Choose from a variety of staterooms, from large interior and ocean-view to luxurious Penthouse Suites. Relax in your elegantly appointed "home at sea" with comfortable furnishings, sure to please the most discerning traveler. Connecting staterooms are perfect for families. There is also an all-suite concierge deck with the private Neptune Lounge for the exclusive use of Deluxe Verandah Suite and Penthouse Verandah Suite guests.

Exciting entertainment includes Las-Vegas style performances at the Vista Show Lounge, sing-alongs at the fun Piano Bar, dancing late into the night at Northern Lights and try your luck at the fully-equipped Casino. It all awaits on the incredible Oosterdam.

Cruise to exciting worldwide destinations on the Oosterdam.

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Pinnacle Suites

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system.

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Deluxe Verandah Suites

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons.

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Superior Verandah Suites

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall,large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person.

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows

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Deluxe Verandah Outside

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code VC (Deluxe Verandah Outside)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code VE (Deluxe Verandah Outside)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah.

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Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code D (Large Oceanview Stateroom)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Partial View)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All G-category staterooms have partial sea views.

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Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Obstructed View)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All H-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code HH (Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Obstructed View))

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.

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Large Inside Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large or Standard Inside Stateroom

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Standard Inside Stateroom

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Plan for 11 - Sports Deck

Deck: 9 - Lido

In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more.

Pinnacle Grill

Pinnacle Grill

Deck: 2 - Lower Promenade

Pinnacle Grill is the ultimate steakhouse at sea, where an exceptional menu and impeccable service make for one of finest meals you’ll ever have.

Explorations Central/ Cafe

Explorations Central/ Cafe

Deck: 10 - Observation

At Explorations Café, sink into plush chairs and sofas in a comfortable environment. Sip elegantly prepared espresso drinks and nosh on fresh pastries from the coffee bar. You can also take in fantastic views, catch up on your favorite book or browse the web.

Dinning Room

Dinning Room

Decks: 2 - Lower Promenade 3 - Promenade

For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, our Culinary Council,® an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and our talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by our Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

Dive-In

Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries.

Lido Market

Lido Market

Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee.

Casino

Your Holland America Line ship’s Casino offers a wide array of gaming options. Whether you prefer slot machines or want to try your hand at blackjack or poker

Hudson

Deck: 3 - Promenade

Hydro Pool

Hydro Pool.

Lido Pool

Sea View Pool

Sea View Pool.

Photo Shop

Photo Shop.

High Score

High Score.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of our classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and two refreshing pools (available on select ships). Some classes may have a nominal fee.

Greenhouse Spa and Salon

Greenhouse Spa and Salon

During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients.

Ocean Bar

Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest.

Explorers Lounge

Explorers Lounge

Explorers Lounge.

Neptune Lounge

Neptune Lounge

Deck: 7 - Rotterdam

Neptune Lounge.

Sports Court

Sports Court

Deck: 11 - Sports

Sports Court.

Atrium

Decks: 1 - Main 2 - Lower Promenade 3 - Promenade

World Stage

World Stage

World Stage, the largest theater on board is home to a variety of performances day and night. Our exclusive EXC® Talk lecture series features captivating regional stories told by local experts and narrated by your Cruise & Travel Director. In the evening, World Stage features shows from one or more sensational groups like Step One Dance Company, Cantaré, Island Magic and more.

Guest Service

Guest Service

Deck: 1 - Main

Guest Service.

Billboard Onboard

Billboard Onboard

Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar

This sophisticated venue is adorned with an eclectic and whimsical mix of artwork including portraits, landscapes, still life and abstract pieces. Order your favorite cocktail or try one from our signature cocktail menu.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Art Gallery.

Lincoln Center Stage

Lincoln Center Stage

Lincoln Center Stage.

Tasman Room

Tasman Room

Tasman Room.

The Shops

Sliding Dome Cover

Sliding Dome Cover.

Pinnacle Bar

Pinnacle Bar

Pinnacle Bar.

The Retreat

The Retreat

The Retreat.

Future Cruises

Future Cruises

Future Cruises.

Observation Deck

Observation Deck

Observation Deck.

Rolling Stone Lounge

Rolling Stone Lounge

Rolling Stone Lounge.

Half Moon

Stuyvesant.

Lido Bar

Sea View Bar

Sea View Bar.

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Built in 2003, the Holland America Line Oosterdam cruise ship weighs 82K tons and has 1012 staterooms for up to 2429 passengers served by 817 crew . There are 11 passenger decks, 7 with cabins. You can expect a space ratio of 34 gross tons per passenger on this ship. On this page are the current deck plans for Oosterdam showing deck plan layouts, public venues and all the types of cabins including pictures and videos.

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Last Drydock: Apr 2022

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PINNACLE SUITE

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Sleeps up to: 4 2 Cabins Cabin: 1000 sqft (94 m 2 ) Balcony: 318 sqft (30 m 2 )

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Sleeps up to: 4 60 Cabins Cabin: 380 sqft (36 m 2 ) Balcony: 136 sqft (13 m 2 ) * Size may vary, see details below.

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Sleeps up to: 3 100 Cabins Cabin: 294 sqft (28 m 2 ) Balcony: 87 sqft (8 m 2 ) * Size may vary, see details below.

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Sleeps up to: 4 515 Cabins Cabin: 174 sqft (16 m 2 ) Balcony: 46 sqft (4 m 2 ) * Size may vary, see details below.

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Sleeps up to: 4 163 Cabins Cabin: 170 sqft (16 m 2 ) * Size may vary, see details below.

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Sleeps up to: 4 172 Cabins Cabin: 170 sqft (16 m 2 ) * Size may vary, see details below.

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A Vista-class ship.

Oosterdam, a Vista-class ship, recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates – including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King's Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with EXC Port to Table and experience the world's natural wonders with BBC Earth.

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Onboard the Oosterdam

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Costco Member Reviews

4.4 of 5 stars

  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Refurbished: 2016

Double Occupancy Capacity: 1916

Holland America Line’s first Vista-class cruise ship, Oosterdam has delighted guests since her maiden voyage. Guests now have more world-class entertainment options than ever before. Live music has always been the heart and soul of evenings aboard Holland America Line, and now Oosterdam features the full Music Walk experience with three exciting venues. Lincoln Center Stage features world-class musicians performing chamber music. Billboard Onboard, rocks the house with 50 years of chart-topping hits. The already popular B.B. King’s Blues Club, brings the best of Memphis blues to sea. Feel free to enjoy exciting activities, pursue new interests or simply relax and rejuvenate.

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Onboard Activities

Activities & services (included in cruise).

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Digital Workshop

  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Culinary Arts Center
  • Educational Programs
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

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Greenhouse Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center

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Dining Room

Main Dining

Dining Room:  For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

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Pinnacle Grill

Specialty Dining

Pinnacle Grill:  Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. Complement your meal with a selection of boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Canaletto:  This authentic Italian restaurant offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for "sharing"). Try braised chicken cacciatore "al forno," branzino ai ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti pomodoro or garlic shrimp-infused ravioli, perhaps. Buon appetito! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

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Room Service

Casual Dining

Lido Market:  Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab on the go or to have quickly made to order.

Dive-In:  Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like the grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack.

Explorations Café:  A comfortable, coffeehouse environment offering espresso drinks and pastries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Room Service:  Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.

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  • Inside Stateroom
  • Ocean View Stateroom
  • Balcony Stateroom
  • Suite Stateroom

Staterooms feature premium massage showerheads, fine linens and fresh fruit upon request.

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: N)

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  • Daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion, shampoo
  • Luxurious bathrobes
  • Hair dryers, makeup mirrors
  • Generous storage
  • Fresh fruit upon request
  • Ice service
  • TV with On Demand movies, programming

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed — our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: MM)

Standard interior stateroom (category: m), standard interior stateroom (category: l), interior stateroom (category: k), interior stateroom (category: j), large interior stateroom (category: i).

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads, a porthole or a window and fresh fruit upon request.

Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views) (Category: HH)

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These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed — our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.

Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views) (Category: H)

Large outside stateroom (partial sea views) (category: g), large ocean-view stateroom (category: f), large ocean-view stateroom (category: e), large ocean-view stateroom (category: dd), large ocean-view stateroom (category: d), large ocean-view stateroom (category: c).

Spacious staterooms have a private balcony, whirlpool bath with shower and walk-in closet.

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom (Category: VH)

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Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed — our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom (Category: VF)

Deluxe ocean-view verandah stateroom (category: ve), deluxe ocean-view verandah stateroom (category: vd), deluxe ocean-view verandah stateroom (category: vc), deluxe ocean-view verandah stateroom (category: vb), deluxe ocean-view verandah stateroom (category: va).

Luxurious suites feature a whirlpool bath, large sitting area, private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and more. Select suites feature a dressing room.

Signature Superior Verandah Suite (Category: SZ)

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  • Whirlpool bath

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed — our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

Signature Superior Verandah Suite (Category: SY)

Signature superior verandah suite (category: ss), neptune deluxe verandah suite (category: sc).

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  • Premium bathrobes, slippers
  • Fresh flowers
  • One-Touch concierge service
  • Whirlpool bath (suite dependent)
  • In-suite coffee, espresso
  • Complimentary laundry
  • Pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres served in suite
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Priority boarding for tender ports, priority dining/seating requests, special disembarkation service
  • High tea in suite on request
  • Exclusive tote bag

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed — our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite (Category: SB)

Neptune deluxe verandah suite (category: sa), pinnacle penthouse verandah suite (category: ps).

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Category: PS

Sports Deck

  • Ship Name: Oosterdam
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
  • Ship Class: Vista
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,504
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 11
  • Number of Crew: 817
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 165
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 477
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 154
  • Tonnage (GRT): 82,305
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 1,916
  • Country of Registry: Netherlands
  • Total Staterooms: 958
  • Suites with Balcony: 162
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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Holland America Line’s first Signature-class cruise ship, Eurodam has delighted guests since her maiden voyage. In addition to amazing evening entertainment, an array of activities allows you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. Experience onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. On deck enjoy two outdoor pools, along with basketball and volleyball courts.

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Launched in 2016, Koningsdam carries forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known, while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Pinnacle means "high point" and the debut of Koningsdam is a high point in Holland America Line history.

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Nieuw Amsterdam

The second Signature-class ship, Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City with its inspired interior design and art collection throughout the ship ranging from antiques by traditional Dutch masters to creations by renowned contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Richard Estes and Roy Lichtenstein. Nieuw Amsterdam guests enjoy dazzling entertainment options from their very first night on board. While cruising, experience onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops or head out on deck to enjoy the two outdoor pools, basketball or volleyball courts.

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Nieuw Statendam

Honoring Holland America Line's past while keeping its eyes on the future, Nieuw Statendam is the sixth ship in Holland America Line’s history to bear the name Statendam and features several of the innovative venues that were introduced on her sister ship, the Koningsdam.

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Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Noordam guests enjoy dazzling entertainment options from their very first night on board, including B.B. King’s Blues Club. Enjoy exciting activities like cooking shows and hands-on workshops that allow you to pursue new interests or simply relax and rejuvenate.

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In honor of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Line's history, their third Pinnacle-class ship (and new flagship) will be named Rotterdam. This new addition to the fleet will fill your journey with a rhythm all its own, putting music front and center, creating the soundtrack to the discoveries you make every day. At the heart of it all is Music Walk®: an exclusive collection of five venues featuring live music and electrifying performances from accomplished musicians, dancers and artists every night. Rotterdam hits all the right notes: exquisite dining experiences, enhanced staterooms and suites, the finest service at sea and craftsmanship that reflects nearly 150 years of seafaring expertise. The result is a ship that moves you — from the start of your first day to the end of each perfect night. Ship images are an artist rendering.

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The beautiful garden theme of Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. Flowers are found in abundance in floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. Guests aboard Volendam enjoy wide teak decks, elegant dining rooms and spacious staterooms — many with private verandahs.

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The theme of Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Art ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe, to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved figures and Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait.

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Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category. On the musically themed Zaandam, you'll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones throughout the ship. In her soaring three-story atrium: a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands.

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Guests aboard Zuiderdam, the first in the Vista-class series, enjoy a spectacular art and antique collection, wide teak decks, elegant dining rooms and spacious staterooms. At the heart of Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, is a Waterford Crystal Seahorse. Other notable pieces include a painting of Queen Beatrix by pop culture artist and icon, Andy Warhol, medallions by Frank Lloyd Wright, and a massive floral painting by Charles Ben.

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A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 877 guests have reviewed Oosterdam , giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

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Great itinerary, Not a great cruise experience

Jun 5th, 2024

I wanted and expected to love it but the ship was just so dated. Then to have the experiences with the Caneletto and Guest Services made it unpleasant. I pre-booked several other cruises because HAL has great itineraries, but I plan on canceling them at this time.

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Great Adriatic experience

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Another wonderful TransAtlantic!

Jun 1st, 2024

This was our second transatlantic and our first Holland America cruise. A couple of Holland loyalists told us not to judge Holland by this cruise as they felt there were a lot of new crew and not as many crew as they had experienced in the past, so told us to keep our expectations low. It was a nice cruise. Many on board were in our age group (late 60's) which was nice for finding good conversation. Food was generally good, but not great. There were nights when the menu's were lack luster. We can highly recommend the Signature Suites; very comfortable and pleasant for a cruise with lots of sea days where you spend a little more time than usual in your cabin. The ship was big enough to be stable on the sea and have enough room for everyone but small enough to not feel overwhelmed finding one's way around. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise very much.

My Cruise Experience was an atrocity

May 27th, 2024

And now for the meaty stuff. I had prepaid Crew Appreciation but this didn't stop me being charged $34 a day for Cruise Appreciation. I complained and the transactions were removed. Rather than a corresponding credit it simply disappeared. Then the Sea View bar charged me for drinks under $11, A credit was applied to my statement by Guest Relations. As you can see my trips from Deck 7 to Deck1 increased for Guest Relations. A hold was taken for 7 days as per contract at $60 x 7 days. Before I had reached that amount another hold for $80 was applied. Back to Guest Relations and asked why and was told it was a calculation, I asked what the calculation was and was told it was a calculation. I began to get concerned about how many holds were going to be applied inappropriately as to many would max out my CC with hods reducing my available credit making it difficult to pay. I asked if I could prepay 300 on my Visa to avoid more dodgy holds, this was point blank refused. I was told to settle my account in cash on the last day, what cash, I didn't have any, this a cashless cruise. I am now completely stressed out by the whole experience. It is a personal tiny mini Horizon/Post Office Systems IT experience. This is the Holland America contract. "The day you board, Holland America Line places an initial hold on your credit card for $30 per person per cruise day. Once you've spent the initial hold amount, we will authorize your card for the total of your onboard purchases to date plus an additional $30 per person per day for the remainder of your cruise. I believe they violated it and refused to explain why. The reason for my lack of credit on my Visa is that the 5* hotel I stayed in Athens for 3 days prior duplicated the billing transaction and it took time to credit the error I travelled on this ship 15 years, it is now a shadow of its former self.

Amazing experience for our family!

May 25th, 2024

While I have been on many cruises in my youth, this was the first time for my husband and adult children. They were apprehensive if they would enjoy it, worrying that it would be cheesy or cheap, but everyone loved the experience. The food and hospitality were top notch. We loved the unique port options as well. A great experience we hope to do again!

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May 24th, 2024

The staff was wonderful & Excursions were great. Accomodation was comfortable and the food was good. I would definitely cruise again with Holland America.

2-3 cruises

Return the money ship was old food was lousy entertainment was worse

Outstanding transatlantic crossing

May 3rd, 2024

If you enjoy "sea days" then a transatlantic cruise is definitely for you. This cruise also offered many outstanding ports of call. I would strongly recommend this cruise to anyone wanting to visit the Mediterranean.

it was nice.

Apr 24th, 2024

there was no sail away party. And no live music during the day. I found that unusual. Always had that on other ships.

Sunny, stunning Spain and an attentive crew on our cruise.

Apr 23rd, 2024

Peaceful, sumptuous. Professional, attentive crew, friendly officers, accessible help for anything. Felt safe and valued.

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Readers shared why great things come in small (ship) packages in our annual "World’s Best Awards" survey for 2023.

Paul Brady is the news director at Travel + Leisure and the brand's expert on cruise travel. He has been covering the travel industry for more than 15 years for outlets including Condé Nast Traveler , Skift , and The Huffington Post .

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This year, small ships seem to be hitting the mark. These vessels, which Travel + Leisure defines as those with 150 to 299 cabins, offer what many readers consider the perfect blend of choice and comfort, with plenty of onboard dining and activities without the at-times overwhelming selection found on much larger ships. In fact, small ships may be driving a surge of interest in cruising generally, as new and newly refreshed options in this range are drawing both longtime cruisers and those eager to try a new way of traveling.

Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Nearly 165,000 T+L readers completed the 2023 survey, an increase of nearly 25 percent over pre-pandemic voting levels. A total of more than 685,000 votes were cast across over 8,500 unique properties (hotels, cities, cruise lines, etc.).

For the cruise category, respondents were asked to rate individual ships; the results were combined to generate scores for cruise lines in different categories based on number of cabins. The small-ship ocean cruise line category is only for ships with 150 to 299 cabins. Some cruise lines may appear in multiple categories depending on the makeup of their fleet.

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In the 2023 voting, readers gave high marks to established brands that have reinvigorated their offerings. Consider No. 2 Windstar Cruises, which recently rebuilt three of its small ships at an investment of $250 million, adding more suites, improved culinary options, and enhanced spa facilities to each. “I'm never going to be able to get on another cruise line,” said one convert, who traveled on Star Legend .

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Typically thought of as a midsize-ship line, Viking took top honors in this category, too, thanks to its twin ships Viking Polaris and Viking Octantis . The expedition vessels, both of which have 189 cabins, are built for out-there adventures, whether on the waters of the Great Lakes or in the Southern Ocean on the way to Antarctica. “I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was on the Viking Octantis to Antarctica. The ship is stunning in every way,” one voter said. “The excursions were all well-planned and executed — and the science and educational sessions were excellent,” another added. While shorter trips aboard these ships are possible, Viking can also arrange for a “ longitudinal world cruise .” These multi-month journeys will take intrepid guests from Minnesota to Ushuaia, Argentina — or the other way around — in small-ship comfort, with port excursions and insightful lectures along the way. 

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