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Oosterdam

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

A ‘How-To’ Guide for Cruising With Kids

A ‘How-To’ Guide for Cruising With Kids

HAL guest Patricia Sinay submitted this informative post for all those HAL cruisers with questions about cruising with children. Thanks, Patricia! Why cruise with children? This cruise, on board ms Oosterdam from April 9-16, along the Mexican Riviera was our second cruise. Both cruises have been with children and with Holland America Line. On our…   read more of “A…”

Recent Posts

Having a Blast on Oosterdam

Having a Blast on Oosterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Adrienne Murphy for sending us this note and photos of her recent cruise. Here are some pictures from my recent Mexican Rivera cruise on the beautiful Oosterdam! I’ve been reading the blog for a while now and I’ve noticed that it’s rare to see content on a cruise from a teen’s…   read more of “Having a Blast on…”

Cruise Diary: Kid-Friendly Dining on Oosterdam

Cruise Diary: Kid-Friendly Dining on Oosterdam

Bring along a few crayons and stickers to the dining room and young kids will stay occupied for the entire dining experience with paper menus and special kid-friendly food provided. Each dinner begins with a large fruit plate and main course options including hamburgers, chicken strips and french fries. Desserts such as ice cream or…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Having Fun on Oosterdam

Having Fun on Oosterdam

Thank you to HAL guests Kathy and Don for sending us these great photos of their recent cruise on Oosterdam. Looks like they had a fun time. Enjoy!

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte exchanged vows on board Oosterdam March 7. After disembarking from ms Oosterdam and waiting for our flights home, Chuck and I met excited travelers just arriving in San Diego for their cruises. We assured a first-time sailor that her voyage would be a week to savor. We hope all sailing…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

‘Over the Side’ Snapshots from Fanning Island

‘Over the Side’ Snapshots from Fanning Island

These photos were taken ‘Over the Side’ today while the Rotterdam was visiting Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Best Regards, Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ms Rotterdam

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte exchanged vows on board Oosterdam March 7. Nancy will continue to update us on their wedding at sea and festivities throughout their voyage. Evenings at sea end with a view of the setting sun that rivals a Henri Matisse painting. Chuck and I enjoyed the daily show of color from…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wedding at Sea

Nancy Moen and Chuck Velte exchanged vows on board the Oosterdam March 7. Nancy will continue to update us on their wedding at sea and festivities throughout their voyage. Even on a ship, emergencies happen. Chuck lost a temporary tooth cap Tuesday morning, so we were off to the Oosterdam medical center to see Dr….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”