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Defining the future of cruising, Oosterdam (pronounced Oh-ster-dam) is the second of Holland America Line's grand Vista-class ships. Oosterdam dazzles guests with everything they desire on a cruise ship such as more staterooms with verandas for private dining, sunning and relaxing, dining choices from fancy dress-up dinners to casual poolside dining and fantastic ways to be pampered in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, one of the largest and most luxurious spas in the fleet. Coupled with exciting itineraries to dazzling ports of call, this spectacular cruise ship delights guests at every turn.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 27/07/2003
Tonnage 82000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 29
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 10
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 7
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2388
Crew 812
Refurbished 2018

Ship Facilities


With classic dishes, expansive buffet options, comfort food favourites and Italian cuisine, dining onboard Oosterdam will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to explore the exciting destinations.

  • Main Dining Room - sample delectable classic dishes such as lamb and roast chicken thanks to the team of executive chefs.
  • Lido Market- if you’re not quite sure what you want to eat, head to this buffet restaurant where you won’t have to decide on just one dish.
  • Pinnacle Grill - this speciality restaurants offers intimate dining and serves up mouthwatering delights such as succulent steaks.
  • Canaletto - enjoy all that Italy has to offer at this authentic onboard trattoria.
  • Dive-In - fine dining isn’t just about three-course meals and classic dishes, you can also eat in style at this gourmet hot dog and burger restaurant.
  • In addition, for those cruisers who just can’t seem to drag themselves out of bed in the morning, or those who are too tired after a busy day of adventures to leave their cabin, 24-hour room service will bring this delicious cuisine right to your door.


    The Holland America Line fleet hosts fantastic evening entertainment, and Oosterdam lives up to this well-established reputation. Whether you choose to enjoy live entertainment or a quiet drink in one of the bars, you won’t be disappointed by what you find onboard.

    If live music gets your feet moving, you’re bound to be impressed by the Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King’s Blues Club, both of which showcase excellent musicians, from classic chamber music performances to the best of Memphis music. For something a little more contemporary, Billboard Onboard treats guests to live musicians and their wonderful renditions of some of the chart-topping hits of the last 50 years. Alternatively, The Mainstage offers a variety of exciting performances throughout the cruise, from dancing and singing to magicians and comedians.

    Before the night ends, you’ll have time to checkout the casino, where this might just be the night where you win big (and can finally go on all the cruise holidays you could ask for!).


    Fun for all the family is guaranteed onboard Oosterdam, especially thanks to the kids clubs available on every cruise. These include specially-designated spaces for 3-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds and 13-17 year olds. All have age-appropriate activities, meaning even the youngest guests can have fun and make friends during their holiday.

    A family holiday is also about making memories together, and where better to do so than in High Score, the family game room on the ship.

    Things to do

    Spa and Fitness

    Nothing says holiday more than a trip to a spa. On Oosterdam, the Greenhouse Spa & Salon has everything you need to enter new realms of relaxation. Boasting treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, steam room and aromatic room, there are also talented and experienced staff on hand to give you the pampering session of a lifetime.

    If a trip to the spa isn’t really your style, there’s also an onboard gym, equipped with everything you could need to keep up with your workouts. There’s even the Lifestyle & Fitness Centre for anyone wanting to learn a little more about health and wellbeing.

    As an alternative, and if you prefer your exercise to be more head to head, there’s the chance to challenge others to a game of tennis, basketball or volleyball on the outdoor sports courts.


    The excellent facilities on Oosterdam ensure that every guest can find something to keep them occupied during their downtime onboard the ship. If you enjoy a bit of retail therapy, look no further than the duty-free shopping area, where you can pick up a treat (or two!) to take back home with you. There’s also a Culinary Arts Centre for any foodies out there, where expert chefs put on live demonstrations to wow the crowds.

    In addition, Holland America Line like to give guests the opportunity to further enrich their cruise thanks to the Explorations speaker series. Experts are invited onboard to talk about their specialist subjects related to each region, delving deeper into the history, culture and cuisine of the destinations. Furthermore, the Explorations Café provides the perfect setting for picking up an interesting book and browsing the internet while you sip on a coffee.