Oosterdam

Oosterdam

Holland America Line

Ship Facts
  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger capacity: 1,916
  • Crew Members: 817
  • Gross Tonnage: 82,305 grt.
  • Length: 936 feet
  • Beam: 105.8 feet
  • Maximum Speed: 24 knots
  • Dedicated: July 2003, by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Overview

Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the ms Oosterdam is the second in our series of Vista-class ships. As such she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

Symbolic of Holland America Line's more than 135-year history of circumnavigating the globe, the centerpiece of the ms Oosterdam is a magnificent Waterford crystal globe, prominently displayed in a three-story atrium. First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognize the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars: a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.

Guests on the ms Oosterdam will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking - so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.

Join us aboard the ms Oosterdam for a Mexican Riviera cruise, scenic Alaskan cruises, or a Hawaiian cruise vacation.

Activities

If you're looking for the ultimate cruising experience that you'll remember for a lifetime, you've come aboard the right ship.

The ship of Holland America's Oosterdam is well equipped to accommodate all of your activity possibilities. From the moment you embark this vessel to the second before you disembark, you're guaranteed to become so occupied that it will be virtually impossible to keep track of the days nor the hour.

  • Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12
  • The Loft, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age
  • The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more
  • Lido Pool: Warm days with light, salty breezes are made for lounging poolside with an icy beverage in one hand and an epic novel in the other. Does this count as doing something or doing nothing? You'll soon know...
  • Concierge Lounge
  • Shore Excursions
  • Explorer's Lounge: Make yourself comfortable. The Explorer's Lounge is your space -- an inviting arena of rich hues and warm smiles -- in which to relax with a cookie or a cocktail.

Dining

World-renowned master chef Reiner Greubel leads our award-winning culinary staff in providing extensive dining options, including "light & healthy" items, continental and ethnic cuisines, and vegetarian dishes. All are available in a range of dining venues.

  • Vista Lounge: Smart and sophisticated, the Vista Lounge whispers excitement long before the curtain rises. Watch a dazzling off-Broadway show and, in a blaze of light and color, you are instantly transported into another world.
  • The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
  • The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens

Entertainment

Close your eyes and imagine the most thrill seeking entertainment options that surpasses any and all entertainment that you will ever experience. What you're imagining right now would be the vessel of Holland America's Oosterdam. This ship has more to offer than just the superb view of the open seas. No matter how you plan on spending your nights here, you'll become well entertained.

  • Piano Bar: The sleek and futuristic Piano Bar is a study of form and function, texture and taste. Soak it all in as a talented musician nimbly tickles the ivories.
  • Ocean Bar: Stylish, jaunty tones and maritime motifs bring seasoned seafarers to the Ocean Bar. Rub shoulders with other "old salts" as you swap tales of journeys past.
  • Neptune Lounge: At your service is the Neptune Lounge's Concierge, exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests. Relax here over breakfast pastries with your favorite newspaper, or gather for evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in this timeless, genteel setting.
  • Explorer's Lounge: Contemporary furnishings and a relaxed atmosphere -- these are the essential ingredients for the understated elegance of the Explorer's Lounge. This meeting place for friends old and new offers intimate seating for small gatherings.
  • Cigar Room: Reminiscent of a Victorian society club, the Cigar Room is where a post-prandial Macanudo or Arturo cigar and a fine cognac are vices not only permitted, but encouraged. A humidor keeps the former in perfect condition, while the latter is hand-selected by the on-board sommelier and ranges from VS to XO.

Features

The Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows: Guests will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking - so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" make it easy and fun, even for novices.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Vista Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Vista Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Club HAL: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

Services



On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing - in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.

Entertainment



Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line.

Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.

In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show's professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

BB King's Blues Club

Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King's Blues Club on ms Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King's Blues Club to the ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam, and ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Dining



Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine "As You Wish" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.


Canaletto Restaurant

"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.


Tamarind Restaurant

Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.


Main Dining

The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine "As You Wish".


Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

Activities



Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Activities



Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Please note that the staterooms shown below are samples only. Actual cabin decor, details and layout may vary by stateroom category and type.

Large Outside Stateroom Large Outside Stateroom
Category code(s): 
C
D
DD
E
F
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.


Large Partial Sea Views Large Partial Sea Views
Category code(s): 
G
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. G staterooms have more than one view type (full or partial).


Large Outside Stateroom (Obstructed view) Large Outside Stateroom (Obstructed view)
Category code(s): 
GG
H
HH
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. GG-, H- & HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.


Large Inside Stateroom Large Inside Stateroom
Category code(s): 
I
Description: Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.


Large or Standard Inside Stateroom Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
Category code(s): 
J
K
Description: Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.


Standard Inside Stateroom Standard Inside Stateroom
Category code(s): 
L
M
MM
N
Description: Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.


Pinnacle Suites Pinnacle Suites
Category code(s): 
PS
Description: Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Neptune Suites Neptune Suites
Category code(s): 
SA
SB
SC
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Signature Suites Signature Suites
Category code(s): 
SS
SZ
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Signature Suites (Some Accessible) Signature Suites (Some Accessible)
Category code(s): 
SY
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.


Verandah (Some Accessible) Verandah (Some Accessible)
Category code(s): 
VA
VB
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors


Verandah Verandah
Category code(s): 
VC
VD
VE
VF
VH
VQ
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Itinerary Prices starting from  
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
Sun, 2 Aug 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,638 AUD
$234.00 AUD
per day
$2,618 AUD
$374.00 AUD
per day
$2,618 AUD
$374.00 AUD
per day
$3,745 AUD
$535.00 AUD
per day
Sun, 2 Aug 2015
14-Day Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$3,253 AUD
$232.36 AUD
per day
$5,017 AUD
$358.36 AUD
per day
$5,017 AUD
$358.36 AUD
per day
$7,418 AUD
$529.86 AUD
per day
Sun, 9 Aug 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,734 AUD
$247.71 AUD
per day
$2,616 AUD
$373.71 AUD
per day
$2,616 AUD
$373.71 AUD
per day
$3,890 AUD
$555.71 AUD
per day
Sun, 16 Aug 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,589 AUD
$227.00 AUD
per day
$2,226 AUD
$318.00 AUD
per day
$2,226 AUD
$318.00 AUD
per day
$3,598 AUD
$514.00 AUD
per day
Sun, 16 Aug 2015
14-Day Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$3,106 AUD
$221.86 AUD
per day
$4,380 AUD
$312.86 AUD
per day
$4,380 AUD
$312.86 AUD
per day
$6,977 AUD
$498.36 AUD
per day
Sun, 23 Aug 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,651 AUD
$235.86 AUD
per day
$2,141 AUD
$305.86 AUD
per day
$2,386 AUD
$340.86 AUD
per day
$9,266 AUD
$1,323.71 AUD
per day
Sun, 30 Aug 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,463 AUD
$209.00 AUD
per day
$1,855 AUD
$265.00 AUD
per day
$2,296 AUD
$328.00 AUD
per day
$3,374 AUD
$482.00 AUD
per day
Sun, 30 Aug 2015
14-Day Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$2,758 AUD
$197.00 AUD
per day
$3,922 AUD
$280.14 AUD
per day
$3,922 AUD
$280.14 AUD
per day
$6,299 AUD
$449.93 AUD
per day
Sun, 6 Sep 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,456 AUD
$208.00 AUD
per day
$1,848 AUD
$264.00 AUD
per day
$2,240 AUD
$320.00 AUD
per day
$4,445 AUD
$635.00 AUD
per day
Sun, 13 Sep 2015
7-Day Roundtrip Vancouver
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,364 AUD
$194.86 AUD
per day
$1,952 AUD
$278.86 AUD
per day
$2,197 AUD
$313.86 AUD
per day
$2,834 AUD
$404.86 AUD
per day
Sun, 20 Sep 2015
7-Day Roundtrip Vancouver
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,315 AUD
$187.86 AUD
per day
$1,854 AUD
$264.86 AUD
per day
$2,099 AUD
$299.86 AUD
per day
$2,638 AUD
$376.86 AUD
per day
Sun, 20 Sep 2015
26-Day Alaska & Panama Canal Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$4,444 AUD
$170.92 AUD
per day
$6,989 AUD
$268.81 AUD
per day
$6,597 AUD
$253.73 AUD
per day
$8,361 AUD
$321.58 AUD
per day
Sun, 27 Sep 2015
3-Day Pacific Coastal
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$390 AUD
$130.00 AUD
per day
$439 AUD
$146.33 AUD
per day
$546 AUD
$182.00 AUD
per day
$644 AUD
$214.67 AUD
per day
Sun, 27 Sep 2015
19-Day Panama Canal
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$3,307 AUD
$174.05 AUD
per day
$4,042 AUD
$212.74 AUD
per day
$5,184 AUD
$272.84 AUD
per day
$6,409 AUD
$337.32 AUD
per day
Wed, 30 Sep 2015
16-Day Panama Canal
Departing From San Francisco, California
$3,289 AUD
$205.56 AUD
per day
$3,730 AUD
$233.13 AUD
per day
$4,661 AUD
$291.31 AUD
per day
$6,033 AUD
$377.06 AUD
per day
Fri, 16 Oct 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,476 AUD
$147.60 AUD
per day
$1,574 AUD
$157.40 AUD
per day
$1,868 AUD
$186.80 AUD
per day
$2,652 AUD
$265.20 AUD
per day
Fri, 16 Oct 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,709 AUD
$129.00 AUD
per day
$3,248 AUD
$154.67 AUD
per day
$3,718 AUD
$177.05 AUD
per day
$5,894 AUD
$280.67 AUD
per day
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,624 AUD
$147.64 AUD
per day
$2,114 AUD
$192.18 AUD
per day
$2,212 AUD
$201.09 AUD
per day
$3,520 AUD
$320.00 AUD
per day
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,709 AUD
$129.00 AUD
per day
$3,248 AUD
$154.67 AUD
per day
$3,719 AUD
$177.10 AUD
per day
$5,894 AUD
$280.67 AUD
per day
Fri, 6 Nov 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,476 AUD
$147.60 AUD
per day
$1,574 AUD
$157.40 AUD
per day
$1,868 AUD
$186.80 AUD
per day
$2,652 AUD
$265.20 AUD
per day
Fri, 6 Nov 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,709 AUD
$129.00 AUD
per day
$3,248 AUD
$154.67 AUD
per day
$3,689 AUD
$175.67 AUD
per day
$5,404 AUD
$257.33 AUD
per day
Mon, 16 Nov 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,625 AUD
$147.73 AUD
per day
$2,115 AUD
$192.27 AUD
per day
$2,213 AUD
$201.18 AUD
per day
$3,095 AUD
$281.36 AUD
per day
Mon, 16 Nov 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,563 AUD
$122.05 AUD
per day
$3,347 AUD
$159.38 AUD
per day
$3,739 AUD
$178.05 AUD
per day
$5,307 AUD
$252.71 AUD
per day
Fri, 27 Nov 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,476 AUD
$147.60 AUD
per day
$1,672 AUD
$167.20 AUD
per day
$1,966 AUD
$196.60 AUD
per day
$2,799 AUD
$279.90 AUD
per day
Fri, 27 Nov 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,464 AUD
$117.33 AUD
per day
$3,248 AUD
$154.67 AUD
per day
$3,640 AUD
$173.33 AUD
per day
$5,208 AUD
$248.00 AUD
per day
Mon, 7 Dec 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,477 AUD
$134.27 AUD
per day
$1,869 AUD
$169.91 AUD
per day
$2,065 AUD
$187.73 AUD
per day
$4,172 AUD
$379.27 AUD
per day
Mon, 7 Dec 2015
21-Day So. Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Collector Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$3,893 AUD
$185.38 AUD
per day
$4,530 AUD
$215.71 AUD
per day
$5,069 AUD
$241.38 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,064 AUD
$206.40 AUD
per day
$2,358 AUD
$235.80 AUD
per day
$2,750 AUD
$275.00 AUD
per day
$4,171 AUD
$417.10 AUD
per day
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
21-Day So. Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Collector Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$4,032 AUD
$192.00 AUD
per day
$4,914 AUD
$234.00 AUD
per day
$5,600 AUD
$266.67 AUD
per day
$7,952 AUD
$378.67 AUD
per day
Mon, 28 Dec 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,358 AUD
$214.36 AUD
per day
$3,142 AUD
$285.64 AUD
per day
$3,436 AUD
$312.36 AUD
per day
$4,514 AUD
$410.36 AUD
per day
Mon, 28 Dec 2015
21-Day So. Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Collector Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$4,033 AUD
$192.05 AUD
per day
$4,915 AUD
$234.05 AUD
per day
$5,699 AUD
$271.38 AUD
per day
$11,775 AUD
$560.71 AUD
per day
Fri, 8 Jan 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,162 AUD
$216.20 AUD
per day
$2,358 AUD
$235.80 AUD
per day
$2,848 AUD
$284.80 AUD
per day
$3,075 AUD
$307.50 AUD
per day
Fri, 8 Jan 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$3,935 AUD
$187.38 AUD
per day
$4,719 AUD
$224.71 AUD
per day
$5,797 AUD
$276.05 AUD
per day
$6,307 AUD
$300.33 AUD
per day
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,261 AUD
$205.55 AUD
per day
$2,555 AUD
$232.27 AUD
per day
$3,241 AUD
$294.64 AUD
per day
$3,822 AUD
$347.45 AUD
per day
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$3,935 AUD
$187.38 AUD
per day
$4,425 AUD
$210.71 AUD
per day
$5,797 AUD
$276.05 AUD
per day
$8,786 AUD
$418.38 AUD
per day
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,163 AUD
$216.30 AUD
per day
$2,359 AUD
$235.90 AUD
per day
$2,849 AUD
$284.90 AUD
per day
$3,633 AUD
$363.30 AUD
per day
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$4,033 AUD
$192.05 AUD
per day
$4,523 AUD
$215.38 AUD
per day
$6,189 AUD
$294.71 AUD
per day
$8,541 AUD
$406.71 AUD
per day
Mon, 8 Feb 2016
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,359 AUD
$214.45 AUD
per day
$2,653 AUD
$241.18 AUD
per day
$3,633 AUD
$330.27 AUD
per day
$5,299 AUD
$481.73 AUD
per day
Mon, 8 Feb 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$4,033 AUD
$192.05 AUD
per day
$4,523 AUD
$215.38 AUD
per day
$6,189 AUD
$294.71 AUD
per day
$8,737 AUD
$416.05 AUD
per day
Fri, 19 Feb 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,162 AUD
$216.20 AUD
per day
$2,358 AUD
$235.80 AUD
per day
$2,848 AUD
$284.80 AUD
per day
$3,926 AUD
$392.60 AUD
per day
Fri, 19 Feb 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$4,033 AUD
$192.05 AUD
per day
$4,523 AUD
$215.38 AUD
per day
$5,699 AUD
$271.38 AUD
per day
$7,953 AUD
$378.71 AUD
per day
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fri, 11 Mar 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,163 AUD
$216.30 AUD
per day
$2,359 AUD
$235.90 AUD
per day
$2,653 AUD
$265.30 AUD
per day
$3,535 AUD
$353.50 AUD
per day
Fri, 11 Mar 2016
23-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer & Passage To Rome
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon, 21 Mar 2016
13-Day Passage To Rome
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon, 18 Apr 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,556 AUD
$213.00 AUD
per day
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,046 AUD
$253.83 AUD
per day
$4,124 AUD
$343.67 AUD
per day
Mon, 18 Apr 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$4,772 AUD
$198.83 AUD
per day
$5,213 AUD
$217.21 AUD
per day
$5,556 AUD
$231.50 AUD
per day
$7,418 AUD
$309.08 AUD
per day
Sat, 30 Apr 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
$2,752 AUD
$229.33 AUD
per day
$2,948 AUD
$245.67 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$4,124 AUD
$343.67 AUD
per day
Sat, 30 Apr 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
$4,919 AUD
$204.96 AUD
per day
$5,311 AUD
$221.29 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$7,418 AUD
$309.08 AUD
per day
Thu, 12 May 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,752 AUD
$229.33 AUD
per day
$2,948 AUD
$245.67 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$4,124 AUD
$343.67 AUD
per day
Thu, 12 May 2016
24-Day Western Mediterranean Adventure
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$4,920 AUD
$205.00 AUD
per day
$5,312 AUD
$221.33 AUD
per day
$5,655 AUD
$235.63 AUD
per day
$7,419 AUD
$309.13 AUD
per day
Tue, 24 May 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$2,753 AUD
$229.42 AUD
per day
$2,949 AUD
$245.75 AUD
per day
$3,145 AUD
$262.08 AUD
per day
$4,125 AUD
$343.75 AUD
per day
Tue, 24 May 2016
24-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$4,920 AUD
$205.00 AUD
per day
$5,459 AUD
$227.46 AUD
per day
$5,900 AUD
$245.83 AUD
per day
$7,664 AUD
$319.33 AUD
per day
Tue, 24 May 2016
36-Day Best Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$7,577 AUD
$210.47 AUD
per day
$8,312 AUD
$230.89 AUD
per day
$8,851 AUD
$245.86 AUD
per day
$11,644 AUD
$323.44 AUD
per day
Sun, 5 Jun 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Sun, 5 Jun 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$5,115 AUD
$213.13 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$6,193 AUD
$258.04 AUD
per day
$7,859 AUD
$327.46 AUD
per day
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
$5,115 AUD
$213.13 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$6,193 AUD
$258.04 AUD
per day
$7,859 AUD
$327.46 AUD
per day
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
24-Day Western Mediterranean Adventure
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$5,116 AUD
$213.17 AUD
per day
$5,655 AUD
$235.63 AUD
per day
$6,194 AUD
$258.08 AUD
per day
$7,860 AUD
$327.50 AUD
per day
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$2,851 AUD
$237.58 AUD
per day
$3,145 AUD
$262.08 AUD
per day
$3,439 AUD
$286.58 AUD
per day
$4,419 AUD
$368.25 AUD
per day
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
24-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$5,116 AUD
$213.17 AUD
per day
$5,655 AUD
$235.63 AUD
per day
$6,194 AUD
$258.08 AUD
per day
$7,860 AUD
$327.50 AUD
per day
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
36-Day Best Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$7,675 AUD
$213.19 AUD
per day
$8,459 AUD
$234.97 AUD
per day
$9,243 AUD
$256.75 AUD
per day
$11,791 AUD
$327.53 AUD
per day
Sat, 23 Jul 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Sat, 23 Jul 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$5,115 AUD
$213.13 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$6,193 AUD
$258.04 AUD
per day
$7,859 AUD
$327.46 AUD
per day
Thu, 4 Aug 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Thu, 4 Aug 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
$5,115 AUD
$213.13 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$6,193 AUD
$258.04 AUD
per day
$7,859 AUD
$327.46 AUD
per day
Tue, 16 Aug 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Sun, 4 Sep 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$2,851 AUD
$237.58 AUD
per day
$3,145 AUD
$262.08 AUD
per day
$3,439 AUD
$286.58 AUD
per day
$4,419 AUD
$368.25 AUD
per day
Sun, 4 Sep 2016
24-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$5,116 AUD
$213.17 AUD
per day
$5,655 AUD
$235.63 AUD
per day
$6,194 AUD
$258.08 AUD
per day
$7,860 AUD
$327.50 AUD
per day
Sun, 4 Sep 2016
36-Day Best Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$7,675 AUD
$213.19 AUD
per day
$8,459 AUD
$234.97 AUD
per day
$9,243 AUD
$256.75 AUD
per day
$11,791 AUD
$327.53 AUD
per day
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$5,115 AUD
$213.13 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$6,193 AUD
$258.04 AUD
per day
$7,859 AUD
$327.46 AUD
per day
Wed, 28 Sep 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Wed, 28 Sep 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
$5,115 AUD
$213.13 AUD
per day
$5,654 AUD
$235.58 AUD
per day
$6,193 AUD
$258.04 AUD
per day
$7,859 AUD
$327.46 AUD
per day
Mon, 10 Oct 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,850 AUD
$237.50 AUD
per day
$3,144 AUD
$262.00 AUD
per day
$3,438 AUD
$286.50 AUD
per day
$4,418 AUD
$368.17 AUD
per day
Mon, 10 Oct 2016
24-Day Western Mediterranean Adventure
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$5,116 AUD
$213.17 AUD
per day
$5,655 AUD
$235.63 AUD
per day
$6,194 AUD
$258.08 AUD
per day
$7,860 AUD
$327.50 AUD
per day
Sat, 22 Oct 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$2,851 AUD
$237.58 AUD
per day
$3,145 AUD
$262.08 AUD
per day
$3,439 AUD
$286.58 AUD
per day
$4,419 AUD
$368.25 AUD
per day
Sat, 22 Oct 2016
27-Day Mediterranean Riviera & Spanish Passage
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
Thu, 3 Nov 2016
15-Day Spanish Passage
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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Holland America Line

Holland America Line


Book your Holland America Australia cruise with Cruise Guru and experience our unrivalled first hand knowledge of Holland America, having cruised all over the world on numerous Holland America ships.

Cruise on ms Volendam and ms Noordam from Sydney to New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific during our summer months. You can also cruise New Zealand aboard Noordam from Auckland. In addition, the ms Amsterdam will grace our shores in 2016 as part of her Grand World Voyages. View our latest Holland America cruise deals.

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Holland America Line Fleet:

Dining
4.4
Stateroom
4.6
Entertainment
4.0
Public Areas
4.3
Family Accomodations
2.1
Spa/Fitness Activities
3.5
Traveller Opinions
4.4 out of 5
10 Review(s)

Scores are based on a 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) rating system.

Traveller Ratings and Opinions
Absolutely faultless
Overall Rating 5
Submitted by Eleni P on 4 February 2015
Travel Date Cruise Experience
January 2015 First Timer
Dining
5
Stateroom
5
Entertainment
5
Public Areas
5
Family
5
Spa/Fitness
5
To say that we found it absolutely faultless is an understatement.
Ms Oosterdam herself, is just stunning. Truly classy, elegant and graceful, even in the very rough seas we experienced heading home.
The service ? her staff are just beautiful, gentle, innately kind people? They can?t seem to do enough for you.
The food was fantastic, catering for those who are health nuts, to those who have a more refined taste and even those who want to splurge every day! The Dive In café poolside was a hit ? they serve the best burgers we?ve ever had!
The tender operations were conducted so smoothly, and so well, that it seemed effortless to us all. It was the attention to the small details that make such a difference ? on our return to the ship from our day ashore we were greeted by a ?Welcome Back MS Oosterdam? sign, a choice of some cool water or juice, and even a floral arrangement on the table where the juices sat. It?s just in the little things?

There were only 100 and something kids on board (compared to over 400 on her previous leg), and this worked to our advantage since we truly got to spend quality time with our children.
Saying that, we did meet some lovely people, two families with whom we will definitely stay in touch with.

We did experience some issues with a faulty toilet flush ? we didn?t worry too much about it since it was evident the staff were really trying to rectify the problem ? and to our surprise, our shipboard account was credited with $250 on the day before we disembarked in Sydney since HAL believed this incident did not accurately reflect their high level of service!

So, we are totally hooked, can?t believe we?ve never cruised before, and looking forward to booking another one in the not too distant future. You?ll certainly be our first port of call when the time comes ;-)
quality slipped
Overall Rating 2
Submitted by Lorraine D on 18 November 2014
Travel Date Cruise Experience
September 2014 Experienced (6-10 cruises)
Dining
2
Stateroom
4
Entertainment
1
Public Areas
3
Family
0
Spa/Fitness
2
having travelled with HAL several times previously and raved how good it was I was totally disappointed to find the standard of nearly everything,food, choices of menu, entertainmnet,co ordination of dinner and show times ,etc were nowhere near the quality of the other ships. 99% of other guests spoken to felt the same.
Several staff were excellent, but not many of them
Daddy and Daughter Adventure
Overall Rating 5
Submitted by Tim F on 19 April 2013
Travel Date Cruise Experience
October 2012 Expert (11+ cruises)
Dining
5
Stateroom
4
Entertainment
4
Public Areas
4
Family
5
Spa/Fitness
4
My Seven year old daughter and I were very fortunate to win this cruise on the beautiful Oosterdam for a 14 night cruise around New Zealand via Hobart.

Embarkation:
This was extremely fast and smooth. It must have only taken about 15 minutes from the bag drop off to boarding.
Bearing in mind that the ship had just arrived from the Trans Pacific cruise and a good percentage of passengers were staying on board for New Zealand cruise.
This would have kept crowds down considerably at the check in desks.

Cabin:
We had a standard outside cabin on deck 1, #1045. We found it very comfortable and cosy. Everything we needed was here. Flat screen TV, mini bar, plenty of wardrobe space (for a ship) and the most comfy beds you could ask for.
In recent years we?ve opted for a balcony, but to be honest, on this cruise I actually preferred have the large picture window, given the weather outside.

Ship layout and decor:
We both found the Oosterdam well laid out and very easy to get around. It never seemed crowded, apart from the buffet and tenders etc.
The décor is very traditional, but I really quite liked this. You actually feel like you?re on a ship and not just on a floating hotel.

Fellow passengers:
At age 43, I would have pretty much been the youngest adult passenger on board. In fact a few times, I was mistaken for a contract crew member on a break !!
The majority of people were from the USA and aged between 60 & 80. We were lucky enough to meet a great family from Canada with kids my daughter?s age. Given that there were only about 10 kids on board, my daughter forged this friendship on the first day. We basically did everything together, which really helped make our cruise fantastic !!

Food & drink:
The food in the main dining room was by far the best I?ve experienced on any ship. Actually one meal in particular (the rib eye fillet with lobster tail) was up there with best I?ve had at any restaurant ashore !!
On this ship everyone dressed for dinner, so a suit was essential.
The Lido buffet was our choice for Breakfast and lunch. The food up here was plentiful and always varied.
All the usual breakfast items were served, (continental and American). It did get rather crowded at peak breakfast times, particularly on port days and we had walk around for table some times.
The fresh sandwich bar was great for lunch, along with sushi. My daughter loved the pizza and pasta and of course the ice cream !!
Overall I thought the quality, selection and service of food was excellent.
Drink prices were reasonable too. I think from memory a bottle Budweiser or Stella beer was around $6.50 US.

Entertainment: All the usual cruise ship (slightly cheesy) shows were on in main theatre lounge. They were good quality however and everyone seemed to enjoy them.
If you are looking for a more organised entertainment programme then the Ootsterdam is not for you. You certainly won?t find any belly flop competitions on here. Personally I really enjoyed sitting by the pool without all the noise and pumping music or cruise director instructions.
There is also great little cinema on board showing a wide selection on movies all day and night.

Pool, Spa and Gym: Given the climate on this cruise (not above 5 degrees on the crossing to NZ from Hobart) the pool dome was used the majority of the time, making it an indoor pool. The water was kept quite warm though and the spa pool bloody hot !
Most days we were the only ones in the pool.
The Gym was excellent. Great views from the treadmill out over the bow. Although staying upright in swell was problematic. You can jog around the promenade deck. I can?t remember the exact distance, but I remember doing 13 laps was equal to 7 km?s.
There was a great free weights section, which was mainly unused apart from myself and the dance crew.
Although I didn?t use any on the spa facilities, it looked lovely and I felt better for just walking through it !

Kids Club: (by Charli, age 7)
The kids club is called Club Hal. There were only 9 kids in kids club. There were 2 teachers called Jeremy and Kate. Jeremy was really funny and Kate loved to do art with us. We sometimes went for ice cream breaks and sometimes went up to the sports court for relays and ball games. On Halloween we all got dressed up and went trick or treating around the whole ship. Then went back to Club Hal for a party.I think it was the best kids club ever and I didn?t leave until 10pm every night.

Summery:
All in all we had a fantastic time on the Oosterdam.
She is a very well kept and clean ship. I?ve read other review claiming she is a bit worn and tired. Seriously, if you want to look for that stuff, you will find it. But given the amount of traffic from passengers, not to mention the pounding from the weather, I think the ship is in excellent condition.

If you?re looking for a relaxing, refined and traditional cruise experience then this is the ship for you
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Overall Rating 5
Submitted by Geoff W on 19 April 2013
Travel Date Cruise Experience
January 2013 Novice (2-5 cruises)
Dining
5
Stateroom
5
Entertainment
5
Public Areas
5
Family
0
Spa/Fitness
0
Loved the Oosterdam! This was our 4th HAL cruise, we were upgraded to a suite, room, staff, food everything was awesome.