ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam current position

ms Oosterdam current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 38.15685 N / -0.29427 W) cruising en route to Alicante. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona. Prices start from USD 959 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 05 Apr, 2024 and ends on 19 Apr, 2024.

Date / TimePort
05 Apr 15:00    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
12 Apr 08:00 - 17:00    Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island Azores Portugal
15 Apr 08:00 - 18:00    Cadiz, Spain, Sevilla
16 Apr 08:00 - 18:00    Malaga, Spain Granada
17 Apr 08:00 - 17:00    Cartagena Spain, Murcia
18 Apr 07:00 - 16:00    Alicante, Spain
19 Apr 07:00    Arriving in Barcelona, Spain hotels

Specifications of ms Oosterdam

Year of build2003  /  Age: 21
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassHAL VISTA
Building costUSD 400 million
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (75.14 MW / 100764 hp)
Propulsion power35.24 MW / 47258 hp
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)285 m / 935 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage82820 gt
Passengers2024 - 2429
Crew817
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks11
Cabins1012
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsMS Noordam, MS Westerdam, MS Zuiderdam, P&O Arcadia
Christened byHRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line

ms Oosterdam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 05 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires
2024 Mar 19 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $999
2024 Apr 05 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $959
2024 Apr 05 25 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Piraeus-Athens Fort Lauderdale
2024 Apr 19 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $3144
2024 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Dave Koz And Friends At Sea 1 Piraeus-Athens
2024 May 07 7 days, round-trip Dave Koz And Friends At Sea 2 Piraeus-Athens
2024 May 14 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Mediterranean Greece, Turkey Cyprus Piraeus-Athens $949
2024 May 14 18 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Mediterranean Dalmation Delight Piraeus-Athens $3399
2024 May 21 11 days, round-trip Venetian Dalmatian Delight Piraeus-Athens $1589
2024 May 21 22 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $3359
2024 Jun 01 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $1479
2024 Jun 01 22 days, round-trip Magic Of The Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $3359
2024 Jun 12 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $1839
2024 Jun 12 23 days, one-way from Barcelona to Trieste Barcelona $3849
2024 Jun 23 12 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1739
2024 Jul 05 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $1159
2024 Jul 05 23 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $2909
2024 Jul 14 14 days, round-trip Ultimate Mediterranean Explorer Civitavecchia-Rome $1739
2024 Jul 14 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $2799
2024 Jul 28 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $1199
2024 Jul 28 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $1929
2024 Aug 07 11 days, round-trip Ancient Kingdoms Turkish Delight Piraeus-Athens $829
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip All Star Irish Cruise Piraeus-Athens
2024 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $709
2024 Aug 25 14 days, round-trip Adriatic Gems Aegean Jewels Piraeus-Athens $1409
2024 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $709
2024 Sep 01 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $1989
2024 Sep 08 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $1379
2024 Sep 08 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Romance Odyssey Piraeus-Athens $3209
2024 Sep 19 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $1999
2024 Sep 29 11 days, round-trip Venetian Dalmatian Delight Piraeus-Athens $1379
2024 Sep 29 21 days, round-trip Venetian Delight Adriatic Antiquities Piraeus-Athens $2499
2024 Oct 10 10 days, round-trip Greece Adriatic Antiquities Piraeus-Athens $1249
2024 Oct 10 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $2549
2024 Oct 20 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $1429
2024 Oct 20 25 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Fort Lauderdale Piraeus-Athens $2389
2024 Oct 31 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $1079
2024 Nov 14 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale $1229
2024 Nov 14 31 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $2509
2024 Dec 01 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1409
2024 Dec 15 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3039
2025 Jan 06 22 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $3379
2025 Jan 28 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3579
2025 Feb 19 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1409
2025 Mar 05 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $1509
2025 Mar 05 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $2509
2025 Mar 19 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $1279
2025 Apr 19 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $759
2025 Apr 19 25 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $2349
2025 May 03 11 days, round-trip Western Mediterranean Medley Barcelona $1739
2025 May 03 21 days, round-trip Western Medley Andalusia, Cote Dazur Malta Barcelona $3189
2025 May 14 10 days, round-trip Western Mediterranean Medley Malta Overnight Barcelona $1649
2025 May 29 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $1499
2025 May 29 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $3039
2025 Jun 08 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1689
2025 Jun 08 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $3039
2025 Jun 19 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $1499
2025 Jun 19 24 days, one-way from Trieste to Lisbon Trieste $3359
2025 Jun 29 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $2059
2025 Jun 29 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $2989
2025 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $1079
2025 Jul 13 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus-Athens Lisbon $2429
2025 Jul 20 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $1499
2025 Jul 20 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $2849
2025 Jul 30 10 days, round-trip Adriatic Antiquities Dalmatian Coast Piraeus-Athens $1499
2025 Jul 30 21 days, round-trip Adriatic Egypt Dalmatian Turquoise Coasts Piraeus-Athens $2989
2025 Aug 09 11 days, round-trip Egypt The Holy Land Turquoise Coast Piraeus-Athens $1639
2025 Aug 09 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $3089
2025 Aug 20 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1599
2025 Aug 20 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $3139
2025 Aug 30 11 days, one-way from Trieste to Barcelona Trieste $1739
2025 Aug 30 22 days, round-trip Around Italys Boot Cote Dazur Venice Overnight Trieste $3379
2025 Sep 10 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Trieste Barcelona $1839
2025 Sep 10 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $3189
2025 Sep 21 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1549
2025 Sep 21 21 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $3089
2025 Oct 01 11 days, round-trip Egypt The Holy Land Rhodes Overnight Piraeus-Athens $1739
2025 Oct 01 21 days, round-trip Egypt Adriatic Rhodes Overnight, Olympia Crete Piraeus-Athens $3189
2025 Oct 12 10 days, round-trip Adriatic Antiquities Ancient Olympia And Crete Piraeus-Athens $1649
2025 Oct 12 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $3239
2025 Oct 22 26 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Fort Lauderdale Piraeus-Athens $2539
2025 Oct 22 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $1789
2025 Nov 02 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $899
2025 Nov 17 31 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $3244
2025 Nov 17 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale $1764
2025 Dec 04 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1629
2025 Dec 18 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3689
2026 Jan 09 22 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $3689
2026 Jan 31 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3789
2026 Feb 22 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1679
2026 Mar 08 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $3344
2026 Mar 08 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $1729
2026 Mar 22 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $1764

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 Westerdamms 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.

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 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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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.