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Oosterdam

The Oosterdam is one of the shining jewels in the famously elegant Holland America fleet, and was christened by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Read past passenger reviews to find out whether she lives up to her royal reputation! ... Read more

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Nov 2015

"Cruise away your worries"

Looking for a holiday where you can totally relax and forget about the hassles of life? Look no further, book a cruise! Cruising is an incredibly relaxing holiday and extremely good value. Besides your alcohol and land tours etc everything is included. Imagine room service for the length of your journey - well with cruising you can have this as part of the deal. My cruise was a Hollland American ship from Sydney to the South Pacific. The departure through the heads of Sydney Harbour is magical and from that moment it's total relaxation. A cruise is a mixture of sea and land days. The sea days are wonderfully organised by the crew and you can do as much or as little as you want. The days on land allow some great touring and once again the flexibility of doing your own thing or being organised as part of a bigger tour. The food is a highlight - lots of restaurants to choose from and bars as well . The happy hours are a great way to save money as well. The entertainment is first class with a nightly shows which entertains everyone. All in all a hassle free holiday from the moment you board to the time you embark. Forget the hassles of airports - departing and arriving is a dream! Enjoy!

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  • Cruise Name: Oosterdam
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Sailed: January 2015
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The basics

The Oosterdam offers a more intimate cruise with space for just 1,916 guests and 817 crew members. She is 936 feet long and cruises at 24 knots, and is powered by a diesel-electric plant for energy efficiency.

She cruises to exotic locations around Alaska, British Columbia, the South Caribbean, Central America, and the Mediterranean.


Accommodation

There are five types of rooms available on Oosterdam; Interior, ocean view, veranda, signature suites and neptune suites.

Every room comes with luxurious beds, a sitting area, a flat-panel TV and DVD player, complimentary fresh fruit and Egyptian cotton towels. The high-end range of suites are very spacious with whirlpool baths, floor-to-ceiling windows, worktables, and a 24-hour concierge service.


Entertainment

At the heart of the ship is the three-storey Atrium where you will find a massive Waterford crystal globe to celebrate the 140 years of Holland America cruises around the world. This classic and traditional piece of decor sets the scene for much of the atmosphere on board Oosterdam.

You can relax in the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, spend time in the thermal suite, take a dip in the hydro pool or lido pool, keep fit in the fitness centre, get your heart racing in the casino, watch a live performance in the Vista show lounge, or play a little mini-golf at the Loft.

There is also an elegant piano bar and several other lounges where you can sit back for a chat and a drink.


Dining

Enjoy a casual lunch by the pool, a glamorous dinner at Canaletto, 24-hour room service or anything in between.

All Holland America's ships offer As You Wish dining, which allows you to choose whether you prefer the traditional seating times for meals, or a more flexible dine-when-you-wish itinerary.

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