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Holland America Cruise Lines Review & Pictures of the Oosterdam

Our cruise pictures and review of the Holland America cruise lines ship the ms Oosterdam on it's third cruise

Holland America cruise lines ship the Oosterdam facts.

Year Introduced: 2003
Gross Tonnage: 85,000 grt.
Length: 951 feet
Beam: 105.8 feet
Maximum Speed: 24 knots (service at 22 knots)
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,848

Passenger Accommodations:

Penthouse Verandah Suite: 2
Deluxe Verandah Suite: 60
Superior Verandah Suite: 100
Deluxe Verandah Outside: 461
Standard Outside: 165
Standard Inside: 136
Total Number of Staterooms: 924

Public Rooms: Capacity:
Crow's Nest: 270
Smokers Room: 26
Golf Simulator Room: 8
Children's Playroom: 61
Lido Restaurant: 446
Concierge Lounge: 25
Main Show Lounge: 867
Meeting Rooms: 90
Internet Cafe: 24
Coffee Corner: 28
Piano Bar: 70
Sports Bar: 42
Casino: 200
Disco: 80
Alternative Theater: 170
Alternative Restaurant: 130
16-Hour Cafe: 62
Explorers Lounge: 74
Main Dining Room: 1,045
Casino: Blackjack tables; slot machines; dice table; roulette table; stud poker
Spa Facilities: Gymnasium fitness center; dual saunas; loofa scrub room; massage rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; tennis practice courts.

  • Premium cruise ships offering the ambience and greater intimacy not found on megaships.
  • Space ratio of 46, even greater than spacious existing ships of the fleet.
  • Exterior elevators, vertically transversing 10 decks and providing panoramic views from either side of the ship.
  • Spacious staterooms, nearly 85% of which will feature an ocean view.
  • 67% of all staterooms have verandahs.
  • Wide variety of accommodation categories, with more categories featuring verandahs.
  • A new "cabaret-style" show lounge, complementing a three-level main show lounge.
  • Expanded spa facilities.
  • Internet cafe and coffee corner.
  • Internet/e-mail dataports in all staterooms.
  • Extensive Club HAL children's facility, with indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Concierge lounge for the exclusive use of suite guests.
  • Dining options, including a two-level main dining room, a casual "round-the-clock" cafe, and an alternative restaurant.
  • Two interior promenade decks.
  • A covered exterior promenade deck encircling the ship.
  • Large Lido swimming pool beneath a retractable magradome.
  • Azipod propulsion system.
  • A new disco and the signature "Crow's Nest" observation lounge/nightclub.
  • Extensive multi-million-dollar art collection.
  • New facilities for the physically challenged:
    -- A total of 28 wheelchair-accessible staterooms in various categories.
    -- Dedicated elevator for wheelchair users, to assist with tender embarkation.
    -- 2 tenders equipped with wheelchair-accessible platforms
    -- Accessible areas at the bar counter and other public desks, wherever possible.
    -- All public rooms accessible.