ms Oosterdam

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ms Oosterdam current location is at North Sea (coordinates 51.88922 N / 4.42960 E) cruising en route to Rotterdam. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Specifications of ms Oosterdam

Year built2003  /  Age: 18
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 Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsMS Noordam, MS Westerdam, MS Zuiderdam
Christened byHRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
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ms Oosterdam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jan 05 15 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney $2039
2022 Jan 20 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $2079
2022 Feb 03 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $2069
2022 Feb 17 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $2059
2022 Mar 03 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $2059
2022 Mar 17 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $2059
2022 Mar 31 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $2159
2022 May 01 19 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3049
2022 May 01 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1149
2022 May 08 24 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $3769
2022 May 08 12 days, round-trip Holy Land Ancient Kingdoms Venice $2059
2022 May 20 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $1909
2022 Jun 01 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $3919
2022 Jun 01 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $2059
2022 Jun 13 19 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $3199
2022 Jun 13 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice $2059
2022 Jun 25 14 days, round-trip Greek Enchantment Aegean Sunsets Venice $2469
2022 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $1299
2022 Jul 02 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $2469
2022 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $1299
2022 Jul 09 19 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3149
2022 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Adriatic Gems Venice $1299
2022 Jul 16 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream Greek Odyssey Venice $3819
2022 Jul 16 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $2009
2022 Jul 28 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3819
2022 Jul 28 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $2009
2022 Aug 09 19 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $3149
2022 Aug 09 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice $2009
2022 Aug 21 14 days, round-trip Greek Enchantment Aegean Sunsets Venice $2469
2022 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $1299
2022 Aug 28 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $3149
2022 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $1299
2022 Sep 04 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $2009
2022 Sep 16 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $4199
2022 Sep 16 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $2209
2022 Sep 28 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream Greek Odyssey Venice $4199
2022 Sep 28 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $2209
2022 Oct 10 26 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $4429
2022 Oct 10 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $2209
2022 Oct 22 14 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $2449
2022 Oct 22 28 days, one-way from Venice to Fort Lauderdale Venice $3439
2022 Nov 05 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $1169
2022 Nov 19 31 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $3649
2022 Nov 19 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale $1869
2022 Dec 06 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1969
2022 Dec 20 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $4129
2023 Jan 11 22 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $4129
2023 Feb 02 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $4129
2023 Feb 24 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $2069
2023 Mar 10 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $2089
2023 Mar 10 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $3859
2023 Mar 24 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $1969

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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).

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, the Oosterdam ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru May 2022). Operations restarted on May 1, 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 2nd Vista-class liner, with sisterships NoordamWesterdamZuiderdam. Ooster means "East" (in Dutch). Ship's Inaugural Cruise/Maiden Voyage was on July 27, 2003. Ship's Godmother was 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 to operate 7-day cruises from homeport Seattle WA. The list of 2017 Alaska (Seattle-based) HAL ships also included Amsterdam (now Fred Olsen Bolette)EurodamNieuw AmsterdamNoordamVolendam and Zaandam.

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Inagural cruise

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7 days, round-trip from Rotterdam, Holland
Departure date: 26 Jul 2003
Cruise number 26 , Cruise industry launch event followed by inaugural Fjord cruise for Holland Amercian Lines - MS Oosterdam 26th July 2003 Cabin number : SS6060.- midship , deck 6 (Upper Veranda ) Superior Balcony Suite Total pax : 1848, Crew : 812 : Decks :11 Cruise - Inaugural Cruise...

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