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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
  • 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.
  • C. Carnell

    66 6 Western Caribbean

    Reviews for the ports visited abound elsewhere and so are not given here. I am concentrating on the ship because it is so new and there are so few reviews available. more

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

    50/57 First Cruise Western Caribbean

    As first time cruisers, we really didn’t know what to expect. Sure, we read up on a lot of areas that had us worried, our travel agent was most helpful and of course our friends tried more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Patricia Ibbotson

    n/a 25+ Mediterranean

    The Oosterdam is a new ship, and it was at capacity with 1801 passengers, most of whom were Americans, with 400 Canadians and a large contingent of Koreans on a Korean radio more

    22 users found this review helpful.
  • Pat Lingwall

    50 3 Western Caribbean

    Just returned from a great cruise on a beautiful ship. We cruised for 7 days on the new Oosterdam. This ship made her maiden voyage in August of 2003. We arrived in Fort more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Earl Walker 69 15 round trip from Seatle to Alaska

    No provision for use of hairdryer or nightlight in bathroom. Lighting in makeup area in room inadequate. No clock provided. Lido dining was an epidemic waiting to happen, food offered by more

    24 users found this review helpful.
  • Kangaroo Traveller 46 2 Mexican Riviera

    A very beautiful ship. Staterooms that are not just a place to hang some clothes and to sleep in. Our verandah suite never got cramped during our seven days at sea. The spaciousness of the more

    13 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