ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Oosterdam

Year built2003  /  Age : 15
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassVista
Building costUSD 400 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)285 m / 935 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage82305 gt
Passengers2024 - 2429
Crew817
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks11
Cabins1012
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2016
Sister-shipsMS Noordam, MS Westerdam, MS Zuiderdam
Christened byHRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Current itinerary of ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean. Prices start from USD 809 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Dec, 2018 and ends on 22 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
08 Dec 17:00      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
09 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island   
11 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
12 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
13 Dec 11:00 - 23:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
15 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
17 Dec 08:00 - 15:00     Grand Turk Island   
18 Dec 13:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
19 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI   
21 Dec 08:00 - 15:00     Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island   
22 Dec 07:00      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

Review of ms Oosterdam

Launched in 2003, ms Oosterdam is the 2nd Vista-class Holland America cruise ships, together with ms Westerdamms Noordam, and ms Zuiderdam.

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 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 82,305-ton, 1,848-passenger cruise ship ms Oosterdam went through a "Signature of Excellence" dry dock 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. There were also added a new library-cum-coffee bar-cum Internet Café, a new alternative Italian restaurant, new intimate screening room, and dedicated enrichment amenities.

Cruise itinerary program

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.

Cabins

MS Oosterdam has a total of 959 cabins (of which 162 Suites, 478 Balcony, 154 Inside rooms) in 30 grades. Most ms Oosterdam staterooms are 210-360-sq.foot balcony rooms. Nearly 70% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. 29 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard ms Oosterdam are the Pinnacle Suites (1150 ft2).

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 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 the 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 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 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Queen's Lounge, which is an alternative lounge/theater 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 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.

Holland America MS Oosterdam cruise ship

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 theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via 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 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).

ms Oosterdam wiki

  • One of the four HAL's "compass ships", Holland America Oosterdam cruise ship is the line's 2nd Vista-class vessel. Her name's meaning is "East" (in Dutch). Her sisters are the Holland America ships NoordamWesterdamZuiderdam.
  • The ship's Maiden Voyage was on July 27, 2003, godmother - HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Its Atrium area features a huge crystal globe.
  • Oosterdam had a scheduled 2017 season in Europe, but the vessel was redeployed instead in North America (Alaska) for summer 2017 7-day cruises from Seattle WA. The list of 2017 Alaska (Seattle-based) Holland America ships also included AmsterdamEurodamNieuw AmsterdamNoordamVolendam and Zaandam.

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ms Oosterdam Itineraries

The below listed ms Oosterdam cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Holland America fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 10 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2018 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2018 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$759
2018 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Nov 24 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$839
2018 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$839
2018 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$479
2018 Dec 08 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$809
2018 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$449
2018 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Tropical & Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1409
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$729
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$749
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Sandy Beaches Cruise 25 Fort Lauderdale
2019 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1079
2019 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$499
2019 Jan 19 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1819
2019 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1019
2019 Jan 26 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1689
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$889
2019 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1939
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$889
2019 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1999
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1149
2019 Feb 16 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1849
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$949
2019 Feb 23 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1929
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$989
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1039
2019 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip JoCo Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2019 Mar 16 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1689
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$889
2019 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1689
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$889
2019 Mar 30 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1739
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$889
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$939
2019 Apr 13 22 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle Fort Lauderdale$2199
2019 Apr 13 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale$2099
2019 Apr 13 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale$1899
2019 Apr 30 4 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego$299
2019 May 04 1 day, one-way from Vancouver to Seattle Vancouver$99
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1049
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$899
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1079
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1029
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1099
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1249
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1249
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1299
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1249
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1199
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1199
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1199
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1199
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1099
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1149
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1049
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1099
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1049
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$1049
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$999
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Explorer Seattle$999
2019 Sep 29 1 day, one-way from Seattle to Vancouver Seattle$79
2019 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver$599
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2019 Oct 13 24 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera & Circle Hawaii Collector San Diego$3299
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2019 Oct 20 17 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii San Diego$2499
2019 Nov 06 24 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii & Mexican Riviera Collector San Diego$3599
2019 Nov 06 17 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii San Diego$2599
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$1099
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$949
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$949
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$949
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday San Diego$1599
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday San Diego$1599
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$1049
2020 Jan 18 18 days, one-way from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale San Diego$2999
2020 Feb 05 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale$2849
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$999
2020 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego$699
2020 May 02 1 day, one-way from Vancouver to Seattle Vancouver$109