ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam current position

ms Oosterdam current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates -11.23165 S / -77.93000 W) cruising at speed of 15.1 kn (28 kph/ 17 mph) en route to Callao-Lima. The AIS position was reported 36 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam current cruise is 17 days, one-way from Miami to San Antonio. Prices start from USD 849 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Nov, 2022 and ends on 06 Dec, 2022.

Date / TimePort
19 Nov 19:00    Departing from Miami, Florida hotels
22 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Oranjestad Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
24 Nov 05:00 - 05:00    Panama Canal
24 Nov 20:00 - 25 Nov 17:00    Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa
27 Nov 05:00 - 19:00    Manta, Ecuador
29 Nov 16:00 - 01 Dec 18:00    Callao-Lima, Peru
02 Dec 07:00 - 16:00    Pisco, Puerto General San Martin, Peru
05 Dec 07:00 - 16:00    Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile
06 Dec 07:00    Arriving in San Antonio, Chile hotels

Specifications of ms Oosterdam

Year built2003  /  Age: 19
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassVista
Building costUSD 400 million
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
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line

ms Oosterdam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Oct 10 26 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $1669
2022 Oct 22 28 days, one-way from Trieste to Miami Trieste $1859
2022 Oct 22 14 days, one-way from Trieste to Barcelona Trieste $949
2022 Nov 05 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona $999
2022 Nov 19 17 days, one-way from Miami to San Antonio Miami $849
2022 Nov 19 31 days, one-way from Miami to Buenos Aires Miami $2329
2022 Dec 06 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1599
2022 Dec 20 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $2189
2023 Jan 11 22 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $2189
2023 Feb 02 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso-Santiago Buenos Aires $2189
2023 Feb 24 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso-Santiago to Buenos Aires Valparaiso-Santiago $1059
2023 Mar 10 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $1159
2023 Mar 10 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $2129
2023 Mar 24 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $1079
2023 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia-Rome Fort Lauderdale $1199
2023 Apr 10 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $1919
2023 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $799
2023 May 01 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona
2023 May 08 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon
2023 May 15 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona
2023 May 22 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $1359
2023 May 22 20 days, one-way from Lisbon to Trieste Lisbon $3199
2023 May 30 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Trieste Barcelona $2033
2023 May 30 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Trieste Barcelona $3179
2023 Jun 11 12 days, round-trip Holy Land Ancient Kingdoms Trieste $1339
2023 Jun 11 19 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $2379
2023 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1164
2023 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Greek Enchantment Aegean Sunsets Trieste $2219
2023 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1164
2023 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $2029
2023 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Adriatic Gems Trieste $964
2023 Jul 07 19 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $2369
2023 Jul 14 12 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $1529
2023 Jul 14 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream Greek Odyssey Trieste $2909
2023 Jul 26 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $1529
2023 Jul 26 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $2729
2023 Aug 07 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Trieste $1339
2023 Aug 07 19 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $2189
2023 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $964
2023 Aug 19 14 days, round-trip Greek Enchantment Aegean Sunsets Trieste $1839
2023 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $964
2023 Aug 26 19 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $2529
2023 Sep 02 12 days, one-way from Trieste to Barcelona Trieste $1689
2023 Sep 02 24 days, round-trip Magic Of The Mediterranean Trieste $3259
2023 Sep 14 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Trieste Barcelona $1739
2023 Sep 14 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $3259
2023 Sep 26 12 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1689
2023 Oct 20 12 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $1689
2023 Oct 20 26 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Fort Lauderdale Piraeus-Athens $2609
2023 Nov 01 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $1049
2023 Nov 15 31 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $2609
2023 Nov 15 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale $1264
2023 Dec 02 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1479
2023 Dec 16 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3439
2024 Jan 07 22 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $3539
2024 Jan 29 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3539
2024 Feb 20 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $1479
2024 Mar 05 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $2749
2024 Mar 05 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $1579
2024 Mar 19 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $1314

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).

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 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 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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