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.

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.

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 or Standard Inside Stateroom Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
Category code(s): 
I
J
K
L
M
MM
N
NN
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
SQ
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
VF
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
VE
VH
Description: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Itinerary Prices starting from Special Offers  
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
Sun, 5 Apr 2015
14-Day New Zealand & Australia
Departing From Auckland, New Zealand
Call Now!! 13 13 03
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$4,148 AUD
$296.29 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 5 Apr 2015
36-Day Australia New Zealand & South Pacific
Departing From Auckland, New Zealand
 
Sun, 19 Apr 2015
16-Day South Pacific Crossing
Departing From Sydney, Australia
 
Special Offer
 
Up to US$50 onboard credit + reduced fare!

1 Week Only Sale!

Here at Cruise Guru we offer our customers additional bonuses book with us today and receive:

Up to US$50 credit to spend on your cruise^
Plus reduced fares!

Secure your cabin online today!

*Conditions apply.


 
Up to US$50 onboard credit + reduced fare!

1 Week Only Sale!

Here at Cruise Guru we offer our customers additional bonuses book with us today and receive:

Up to US$50 credit to spend on your cruise^
Plus reduced fares!

Secure your cabin online today!

*Conditions apply.


Terms & Conditions

* Prices shown are per person in AUD inclusive of all discounts, taxes & fees (subject to change). Prices and exact cruise itineraries are subject to change without notice. Once the lead in stateroom is sold out, prices may increase to a higher fare, or be withdrawn without notice. Subject to limited availability. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer. #Holland America Line; reserves the right to reinstate fuel supplement at anytime and can be charged after the final payment. ^Onboard credit is per person of US$25. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
OFFER DETAILS
Valid for bookings between: 24/3/2015 - 29/3/2015
Valid for travel between: All
Valid for category: All
Offer Code: HA1
 
Sun, 19 Apr 2015
22-Day South Pacific Crossing
Departing From Sydney, Australia
$2,637 AUD
$119.86 AUD
per day
$3,025 AUD
$137.50 AUD
per day
$3,558 AUD
$161.73 AUD
per day
$5,692 AUD
$258.73 AUD
per day
 
Special Offer
 
Farewell ms Oosterdam!

Farewell ms Oosterdam!

Last time to experience Holland America aboard ms Oosterdam from Australian waters.

Set sail on this 22 night Sydney to Vancouver itinerary visiting Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila, Suva, Pago Pago, Kauai, Honolulu and Vancouver.

Receive exclusive $100 onboard credit per stateroom^

Secure your cabin online today!

*Conditions apply. 


 
Farewell ms Oosterdam!

Farewell ms Oosterdam!

Last time to experience Holland America aboard ms Oosterdam from Australian waters.

Set sail on this 22 night Sydney to Vancouver itinerary visiting Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila, Suva, Pago Pago, Kauai, Honolulu and Vancouver.

Receive exclusive $100 onboard credit per stateroom^

Secure your cabin online today!

*Conditions apply. 


Terms & Conditions

* Prices shown are per person in AUD inclusive of all discounts, taxes & fees (subject to change). Prices and exact cruise itineraries are subject to change without notice. Once the lead in stateroom is sold out, prices may increase to a higher fare, or be withdrawn without notice. Subject to limited availability. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer. #Holland America Line; reserves the right to reinstate fuel supplement at anytime and can be charged after the final payment. ^Onboard credit is per stateroom of US$100 and is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
OFFER DETAILS
Valid for bookings between: 4/1/2015 - 31/3/2015
Valid for travel between: All
Valid for category: All
Offer Code: DEAL1
 
Mon, 4 May 2015
6-Day South Pacific Crossing
Departing From Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
$876 AUD
$146.00 AUD
per day
$1,147 AUD
$191.17 AUD
per day
$1,361 AUD
$226.83 AUD
per day
$1,749 AUD
$291.50 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 10 May 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,228 AUD
$175.43 AUD
per day
$1,616 AUD
$230.86 AUD
per day
$1,713 AUD
$244.71 AUD
per day
$2,780 AUD
$397.14 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 10 May 2015
14-Day Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$2,469 AUD
$176.36 AUD
per day
$3,743 AUD
$267.36 AUD
per day
$3,743 AUD
$267.36 AUD
per day
$5,556 AUD
$396.86 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 17 May 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,342 AUD
$191.71 AUD
per day
$1,979 AUD
$282.71 AUD
per day
$1,979 AUD
$282.71 AUD
per day
$2,959 AUD
$422.71 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 24 May 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,443 AUD
$206.14 AUD
per day
$2,129 AUD
$304.14 AUD
per day
$2,129 AUD
$304.14 AUD
per day
$3,354 AUD
$479.14 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 24 May 2015
14-Day Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$2,862 AUD
$204.43 AUD
per day
$4,136 AUD
$295.43 AUD
per day
$4,136 AUD
$295.43 AUD
per day
$6,586 AUD
$470.43 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 31 May 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,538 AUD
$219.71 AUD
per day
$2,224 AUD
$317.71 AUD
per day
$2,224 AUD
$317.71 AUD
per day
$3,449 AUD
$492.71 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 7 Jun 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,539 AUD
$219.86 AUD
per day
$2,218 AUD
$316.86 AUD
per day
$2,218 AUD
$316.86 AUD
per day
$3,625 AUD
$517.86 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 7 Jun 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
$7,173 AUD
$512.36 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 14 Jun 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,680 AUD
$240.00 AUD
per day
$2,359 AUD
$337.00 AUD
per day
$2,359 AUD
$337.00 AUD
per day
$3,717 AUD
$531.00 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 21 Jun 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,636 AUD
$233.71 AUD
per day
$2,606 AUD
$372.29 AUD
per day
$2,606 AUD
$372.29 AUD
per day
$3,721 AUD
$531.57 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 21 Jun 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, 28 Jun 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, 5 Jul 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,639 AUD
$234.14 AUD
per day
$2,619 AUD
$374.14 AUD
per day
$2,619 AUD
$374.14 AUD
per day
$3,746 AUD
$535.14 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 5 Jul 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, 12 Jul 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, 19 Jul 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, 19 Jul 2015
14-Day Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$3,155 AUD
$225.36 AUD
per day
$5,017 AUD
$358.36 AUD
per day
$5,017 AUD
$358.36 AUD
per day
$7,271 AUD
$519.36 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 26 Jul 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Departing From Seward, Alaska
$1,636 AUD
$233.71 AUD
per day
$2,616 AUD
$373.71 AUD
per day
$2,616 AUD
$373.71 AUD
per day
$3,743 AUD
$534.71 AUD
per day
 
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
$1,636 AUD
$233.71 AUD
per day
$2,371 AUD
$338.71 AUD
per day
$2,371 AUD
$338.71 AUD
per day
$3,596 AUD
$513.71 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 30 Aug 2015
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,434 AUD
$204.86 AUD
per day
$2,064 AUD
$294.86 AUD
per day
$2,064 AUD
$294.86 AUD
per day
$3,325 AUD
$475.00 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
$1,440 AUD
$205.71 AUD
per day
$2,077 AUD
$296.71 AUD
per day
$2,077 AUD
$296.71 AUD
per day
$3,204 AUD
$457.71 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 13 Sep 2015
7-Day Roundtrip Vancouver
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,345 AUD
$192.14 AUD
per day
$2,169 AUD
$309.86 AUD
per day
$2,169 AUD
$309.86 AUD
per day
$2,800 AUD
$400.00 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 20 Sep 2015
7-Day Roundtrip Vancouver
Departing From Vancouver, British Columbia
$1,296 AUD
$185.14 AUD
per day
$2,080 AUD
$297.14 AUD
per day
$2,080 AUD
$297.14 AUD
per day
$2,619 AUD
$374.14 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
$2,887 AUD
$151.95 AUD
per day
$3,372 AUD
$177.47 AUD
per day
$4,439 AUD
$233.63 AUD
per day
$6,230 AUD
$327.89 AUD
per day
 
Wed, 30 Sep 2015
16-Day Panama Canal
Departing From San Francisco, California
$2,883 AUD
$180.19 AUD
per day
$3,368 AUD
$210.50 AUD
per day
$4,483 AUD
$280.19 AUD
per day
$5,877 AUD
$367.31 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 16 Oct 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,465 AUD
$146.50 AUD
per day
$1,707 AUD
$170.70 AUD
per day
$1,950 AUD
$195.00 AUD
per day
$2,532 AUD
$253.20 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 16 Oct 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,689 AUD
$128.05 AUD
per day
$3,126 AUD
$148.86 AUD
per day
$3,611 AUD
$171.95 AUD
per day
$5,066 AUD
$241.24 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,611 AUD
$146.45 AUD
per day
$1,853 AUD
$168.45 AUD
per day
$2,047 AUD
$186.09 AUD
per day
$3,017 AUD
$274.27 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,690 AUD
$128.10 AUD
per day
$3,126 AUD
$148.86 AUD
per day
$3,611 AUD
$171.95 AUD
per day
$5,066 AUD
$241.24 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 6 Nov 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,465 AUD
$146.50 AUD
per day
$1,708 AUD
$170.80 AUD
per day
$1,950 AUD
$195.00 AUD
per day
$2,532 AUD
$253.20 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 6 Nov 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,689 AUD
$128.05 AUD
per day
$3,126 AUD
$148.86 AUD
per day
$3,611 AUD
$171.95 AUD
per day
$4,678 AUD
$222.76 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 16 Nov 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,612 AUD
$146.55 AUD
per day
$1,854 AUD
$168.55 AUD
per day
$2,048 AUD
$186.18 AUD
per day
$2,630 AUD
$239.09 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 16 Nov 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,544 AUD
$121.14 AUD
per day
$2,883 AUD
$137.29 AUD
per day
$3,368 AUD
$160.38 AUD
per day
$4,532 AUD
$215.81 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 27 Nov 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,223 AUD
$122.30 AUD
per day
$1,465 AUD
$146.50 AUD
per day
$1,659 AUD
$165.90 AUD
per day
$2,435 AUD
$243.50 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 27 Nov 2015
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,447 AUD
$116.52 AUD
per day
$2,786 AUD
$132.67 AUD
per day
$3,223 AUD
$153.48 AUD
per day
$4,435 AUD
$211.19 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 7 Dec 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,466 AUD
$133.27 AUD
per day
$1,709 AUD
$155.36 AUD
per day
$1,951 AUD
$177.36 AUD
per day
$2,533 AUD
$230.27 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 7 Dec 2015
21-Day So. Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Collector Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$3,222 AUD
$153.43 AUD
per day
$3,707 AUD
$176.52 AUD
per day
$4,192 AUD
$199.62 AUD
per day
$5,841 AUD
$278.14 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,815 AUD
$181.50 AUD
per day
$2,106 AUD
$210.60 AUD
per day
$2,300 AUD
$230.00 AUD
per day
$3,173 AUD
$317.30 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
21-Day So. Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Collector Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$3,244 AUD
$154.48 AUD
per day
$3,778 AUD
$179.90 AUD
per day
$4,117 AUD
$196.05 AUD
per day
$5,718 AUD
$272.29 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 28 Dec 2015
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,818 AUD
$165.27 AUD
per day
$2,109 AUD
$191.73 AUD
per day
$2,303 AUD
$209.36 AUD
per day
$3,176 AUD
$288.73 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 28 Dec 2015
21-Day So. Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Collector Holiday
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,857 AUD
$136.05 AUD
per day
$3,293 AUD
$156.81 AUD
per day
$3,681 AUD
$175.29 AUD
per day
$4,894 AUD
$233.05 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 8 Jan 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,417 AUD
$141.70 AUD
per day
$1,611 AUD
$161.10 AUD
per day
$1,853 AUD
$185.30 AUD
per day
$2,338 AUD
$233.80 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 8 Jan 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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$130.38 AUD
per day
$3,077 AUD
$146.52 AUD
per day
$3,465 AUD
$165.00 AUD
per day
$4,629 AUD
$220.43 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,624 AUD
$147.64 AUD
per day
$1,818 AUD
$165.27 AUD
per day
$2,012 AUD
$182.91 AUD
per day
$2,788 AUD
$253.45 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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$133.76 AUD
per day
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$149.95 AUD
per day
$3,488 AUD
$166.10 AUD
per day
$5,842 AUD
$278.19 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$1,476 AUD
$147.60 AUD
per day
$1,670 AUD
$167.00 AUD
per day
$1,864 AUD
$186.40 AUD
per day
$2,920 AUD
$292.00 AUD
per day
 
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$2,883 AUD
$137.29 AUD
per day
$3,271 AUD
$155.76 AUD
per day
$3,610 AUD
$171.90 AUD
per day
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$295.43 AUD
per day
 
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11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Mon, 8 Feb 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Fri, 19 Feb 2016
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Fri, 19 Feb 2016
21-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
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
$1,477 AUD
$147.70 AUD
per day
$1,671 AUD
$167.10 AUD
per day
$1,865 AUD
$186.50 AUD
per day
$2,399 AUD
$239.90 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 21 Mar 2016
14-Day Passage To Rome
Departing From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Mon, 18 Apr 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,099 AUD
$174.92 AUD
per day
$2,341 AUD
$195.08 AUD
per day
$2,535 AUD
$211.25 AUD
per day
$3,408 AUD
$284.00 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 18 Apr 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$3,909 AUD
$162.88 AUD
per day
$4,345 AUD
$181.04 AUD
per day
$4,685 AUD
$195.21 AUD
per day
$6,140 AUD
$255.83 AUD
per day
 
Sat, 30 Apr 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Sat, 30 Apr 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Thu, 12 May 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Thu, 12 May 2016
24-Day Western Mediterranean Adventure
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Tue, 24 May 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Tue, 24 May 2016
24-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Tue, 24 May 2016
36-Day Best Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Sun, 5 Jun 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Sun, 5 Jun 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
$4,248 AUD
$177.00 AUD
per day
$4,830 AUD
$201.25 AUD
per day
$5,412 AUD
$225.50 AUD
per day
$6,722 AUD
$280.08 AUD
per day
 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
24-Day Western Mediterranean Adventure
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$4,249 AUD
$177.04 AUD
per day
$4,831 AUD
$201.29 AUD
per day
$5,413 AUD
$225.54 AUD
per day
$6,819 AUD
$284.13 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
24-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
36-Day Best Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Sat, 23 Jul 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Sat, 23 Jul 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Thu, 4 Aug 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Thu, 4 Aug 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Tue, 16 Aug 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Sun, 4 Sep 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Sun, 4 Sep 2016
24-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
$4,249 AUD
$177.04 AUD
per day
$4,831 AUD
$201.29 AUD
per day
$5,413 AUD
$225.54 AUD
per day
$6,819 AUD
$284.13 AUD
per day
 
Sun, 4 Sep 2016
36-Day Best Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
12-Day Adriatic Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
24-Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Wed, 28 Sep 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Dream
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Wed, 28 Sep 2016
24-Day Dream Of The Mediterranean
Departing From Venice, Italy
 
Mon, 10 Oct 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Explorer
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
$2,341 AUD
$195.08 AUD
per day
$2,632 AUD
$219.33 AUD
per day
$2,923 AUD
$243.58 AUD
per day
$3,699 AUD
$308.25 AUD
per day
 
Mon, 10 Oct 2016
24-Day Western Mediterranean Adventure
Departing From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
 
Sat, 22 Oct 2016
12-Day Mediterranean Rivieras
Departing From Barcelona, Spain
 
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Holland America Line

Holland America Line


Book your Holland America Australia cruise in 2015 and 2016 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 thems Volendam and the larger ms Oosterdam from Sydney and Auckland, to New Zealand, Asia and theSouth Pacific during our summer months. In addition, the ms Noordam and ms Amsterdam which features the very latest in shipbuilding technology will grace our shores 2015 and 2016 as part of their Grand World Voyages.

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View photos of the ms Volendam in Sydney or view photos of the ms Oosterdam just after she came out of dry dock a few years ago.


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
Another one
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.