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The Oosterdam is the first of 2nd "Vista Class" ships being introduced by Holland America. She is a break from the traditional design and format for Holland America ships and is designed to be more attractive to a wider demographic than former Holland America ships.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Ian J.

    56 20+ Mexican Riviera

    After 20+ cruises this one ranked very close to the top, though the weather could have been warmer with the first two and last two days temperature in the mid 60's, the three port days more

    16 users found this review helpful.
  • Ian and Elaine Hill

    51/59 2 Mexican Rivera

    This was our second cruise. We first took the Oosterdam to the Western Caribbean in January 2004 and now the same ship to the Mexican Riviera in January 2005. Doing the same ship 2 years more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Betty Brooks-Shades

    57 7 Eastern Caribbean

    What a ship! Holland America has got it right. From Imbang, our cabin steward, to Capt. Mercer, all staff (except for two) were extremely helpful, friendly, and a joy to be around. Steve more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • J. Davies

    54 3 Western Caribbean

    A very enjoyable cruise, in spite of the first two days spent in high seas, which today’s flat-bottomed cruise ships can’t handle. Very happy with the staff and crew of the more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Susie

    55 9 Eastern Caribbean

    Let me start out by saying this was our ninth cruise...first time on Holland America, and will be our last time on Holland America. We took the bus from Cruise Connections from more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Carolyn

    27 1 Eastern Caribbean

    This was our first cruise and we had a blast! My fiancee (we got engaged the morning of the cruise) had a room on the 8th floor while my room was on the 4th floor (couldn't feel the more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Edward Noyer

    35 5 Alaska

    I am not new to cruising. I have cruise on ships owned by Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Norwegian cruise lines. However, Holland America is the worst by far. more

    34 users found this review helpful.
  • Andy Walker

    n/a 1 Seattle/Alaska

    WooHoo! What a great first cruise we had! We took Holland America’s Oosterdam’s maiden Alaska voyage and it was DYNO! We wanted to be one of the first cruises in the Alaska more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Jonathan Yarmis

    48 4 Western Caribbean

    I just want to focus here on the children's programs since I had heard what great strides HA was making in this area. I'm here to tell you that if this is progress, I'd hate to see more

  • Jim O'Brien

    66 seven Western Caribbean

    Upon leaving from bostons' logan airport & arriving at ft. lauderdale to begin our 7 day cruise I have decided to write this review with full honesty and an open mind. We normally more

    6 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1848
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:0
  • Inaugurated:200
  • Space Ratio:
  • Gross Tonnage:85,000
  • Crew:800
  • Length:951