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ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,916
Crew Members:
817
Gross Tonnage:
82,305 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
24 knots
Dedicated:
July 2003
Godmother:
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Latest Post

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across the Holland America Line Fleet

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across the Holland America Line Fleet

Guests on Holland America Line ships can now experience more of the world’s natural wonders, test their knowledge of our planet and participate in some family-friendly competition through the cruise line’s exclusive partnership with BBC Earth. These unique performances and interactive programs currently are available on Koningsdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, Oosterdam, Zuiderdam and Eurodam and will…   read more of “Exclusive ‘BBC…”

Recent Posts

Transatlantic Cruises Offer Perfect Combination of Unique Ports & Relaxing Sea Days

Transatlantic Cruises Offer Perfect Combination of Unique Ports & Relaxing Sea Days

Winter is coming, and just not in Westeros (for all you Game of Thrones fans!). That means the Caribbean is heating up to usher in warmer weather for those guests who are getting ready to face chilly temps and snow. Across the fleet Holland America Line ships are preparing to reposition from their summer homes…   read more of “Transatlantic…”

Culinary Arts Center: Cruise with Famous Chefs, Winemakers & Mixologists in 2016

Culinary Arts Center: Cruise with Famous Chefs, Winemakers & Mixologists in 2016

The year may have just begun but the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine has already gotten off to a delicious start! Holland America Line guests will hone their cooking skills with classes ranging in topics from unique Caribbean cooking styles to delicious desserts. So if you’re cruising this year you better…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”

Fly-Cruise Offer! Swing and Sway Aboard Oosterdam’s Big Band Cruise

Fly-Cruise Offer! Swing and Sway Aboard Oosterdam’s Big Band Cruise

When the horns start to sound and the saxophones playfully project their syncopated rhythms, cruisers aboard Holland America Line’s Big Band Cruise in 2016 featuring the Harry James Orchestra will be swinging, swaying and jiving! Sing & Swing Across the Atlantic Ocean Departing March 21, 2016, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Oosterdam is sailing a transatlantic…   read more of “Fly-Cruise Offer!…”

Choose Your Cruise: A Mediterranean Sailing to Fit Every Schedule

Choose Your Cruise: A Mediterranean Sailing to Fit Every Schedule

With its sparkling coastal shores, abundance of significant historical sights, authentic fresh flavors and inspiring architecture, a Holland America Line cruise in the Mediterranean is a memorable experience. Stretching from Spain to Turkey with incredible attractions and stunning ports in between, the most difficult part of planning a cruise to the Med is picking which…   read more of “Choose Your Cruise:…”

Love Lobster & Prawns? ‘Sip & Savor’ Guest Chef Recipes Show How to Cook

Love Lobster & Prawns? ‘Sip & Savor’ Guest Chef Recipes Show How to Cook

The culinary element is a highlight of a Holland America Line cruise for many guests. In addition to the exceptional cuisine that is showcased in a variety of shipboard venues, expert chefs come aboard and share their knowledge in the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine. Guests can then bring new recipes…   read more of “Love Lobster &…”

A Caribbean Cruise is Full of Sun, Fun and … History!

A Caribbean Cruise is Full of Sun, Fun and … History!

Holland America Line carries thousands of cruisers to the Caribbean each year who are drawn to the region because of its tropical climate and relaxing lifestyle, but there’s more to the islands than meet the eye. When planning a cruise to the Caribbean, you’ll likely think of the typical snorkeling, sailing and other beach-related excursions…   read more of “A Caribbean Cruise…”