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Oosterdam Completes 300th Voyage

Oosterdam just celebrated a major milestone as she sailed the Mediterranean from Venice to Barcelona: her 300th cruise! The ship came out of drydock at Fincantieri’s Palermo Shipyard in Italy just in time for the cruise, where it was spruced up with new guest staterooms, dining options, public areas and a specialty wine bar.

From the creation of new eateries — including the addition of Canaletto, a dedicated complimentary Italian restaurant — to the addition of 34 new staterooms, Oosterdam boasts spectacular and subtle enhancements from stem to stern. Among new enrichment programming is the Digital Workshops powered by Windows. Led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts,” the complimentary digital workshops teach the latest computer skills, digital photography and social media applications in a dedicated space with laptops.

Also part of the makeover are additional shopping areas, a new new high-end home theater-style screening room, a larger Pinnacle Grill restaurant, a Pinnacle Bar with a focus on specialty Northwest wines, and the Explorations Café — powered by “The New York Times” — in the Crow’s Nest,

The 1,916-guest Oosterdam continues to offer several popular Holland America Line features: the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by “Food & Wine” magazine, the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft.

Oosterdam’s enhancements are part of the comprehensive Signature of Excellence product enhancement program totaling more than $525 million.

Captain Jeroen Baijens leading the celebration marking Oosterdam’s 300th cruise

Captain Jeroen Baijens leading the celebration marking Oosterdam’s 300th cruise.

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