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This month's most popular Oosterdam cruises


1. 28 night Pacific & NZ Discovery Cruise O478A ex Sydney on 21 Nov 2014, from $3,503
2. 22 night South Pacific Crossing Cruise O518 ex Sydney on 19 Apr 2015, from $2,648
3. 14 night NZ Holiday Cruise O484 ex Sydney on 19 Dec 2014, from $2,764
4. 14 night NZ Discovery Cruise O478 ex Sydney on 21 Nov 2014, from $2,148
5. 14 night Pacific Treasures Cruise O479 ex Sydney on 5 Dec 2014, from $1,594

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Where she sails
MS Oosterdam is one of four ‘compass-point’ HAL ships. In April and September each year she crosses the Pacific between Sydney and Vancouver - a great island-hopping cruise at a low fare! During the southern summer she is in Australia based in Sydney, where HAL has expanded its offices and operations. Circle New Zealand and many islands of the South Pacific, with 2- and 4-week cruises. During the southern Winter Oosterdam runs 7-night sight-seeing of the glacier and fjord coastline of Alaska. Cruises run in alternate directions between Seward (for Anchorage) and Vancouver. Before and after these voyages you’ll plan time to explore the cities and regions. HAL arranges excellent onshore tours, and pre- and post-tour packages. Hallmarks of HAL include spacious staterooms and public areas, rich timber furnishings set with museum-quality paintings and antiques, discreet personal service, and artful itineraries that allow for overnights in key cities.

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Oosterdam Cruises

Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day
2014 CRUISES

28

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

26

NIGHTS

Sth Pacific Crossing Cruise
2 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Sydney

Currently sailing

N/A

28

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

40

NIGHTS

Sth Pacific NZ Discovery Cruise
16

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Auckland

Currently sailing

N/A

29

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

25

NIGHTS

Sth Pacific Crossing Cruise
21

Dep: Seattle


Ret: Sydney

Currently sailing

N/A

29

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

39

NIGHTS

Sth Pacific NZ Discovery Cruise
16

Dep: Seattle


Ret: Auckland

Currently sailing

N/A

24

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Australia & NZ Cruise O472
26

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Auckland

Currently sailing

N/A

7

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

19

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Sydney

$1,378

$98

21

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise! Up to $75 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,148

$153

21

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

1 Popular Cruise! Up to $75 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,148

$153

21

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

28

NIGHTS

6 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$3,503

$125

5

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

23 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,594

$114

5

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

28

NIGHTS

5

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$3,191

$114

19

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

16 Popular Cruise! Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,764

$197

19

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

28

NIGHTS

10

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$3,634

$130

2015 CRUISES

2

JAN

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Up to $75 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,614

$115

16

JAN

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,626

$116

16

JAN

Oosterdam cruises

28

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$3,238

$116

30

JAN

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,029

$145

8

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,701

$122

8

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

28

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Auckland

$3,190

$114

22

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Auckland

$1,734

$124

5

APR

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Sydney

$2,093

$150

19

APR

Oosterdam cruises

22

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Vancouver

$2,648

$120

10

MAY

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,249

$178

17

MAY

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,349

$193

24

MAY

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,448

$207

31

MAY

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,549

$221

7

JUN

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,549

$221

14

JUN

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,699

$243

21

JUN

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,648

$235

28

JUN

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,749

$250

5

JUL

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,648

$235

12

JUL

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,749

$250

19

JUL

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,648

$235

26

JUL

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,649

$236

2

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,656

$237

9

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,744

$249

16

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,606

$229

23

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,644

$235

30

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Seward

$1,456

$208

6

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Seward


Ret: Vancouver

$1,443

$206

13

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Vancouver

$1,349

$193

20

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Vancouver


Ret: Vancouver

$1,299

$186

Oosterdam — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.

Life aboard Oosterdam
Oosterdam’s refit in 2005 added many features of HAL’s Signature of Excellence program: the Pinnacle Grill alternative restaurant, the Neptune Lounge for suite guests, and the Culinary Arts Centre with demonstration kitchen. Appealing to older guests are the traditional features – high tea, formal nights, antique displays and ballroom dancing – while contemporary features appeal to younger guests. You will appreciate HAL’s excellent service and onboard atmosphere, as attested to by the high rate of returning passengers. Tips and gratuities are added to your fare, and be assured your Indonesian and Filipino stewards and their families back home are greatly benefitted. Crew members are very loyal to HAL.

Accommodation
Of the staterooms, 85% have an outside view, and of these four-fifths have a private balcony. Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view, some with panoramic windows; and three levels of suites – Verandah, Deluxe Verandah, and Penthouse Verandah. Basic features include a flat-panel TV and DVD player (book your DVDs by phone), ample storage, personal safe, excellent twin/queen bedding and bath amenities, fresh fruit on request, and nightly turndown service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Triple and quad cabins are available, as well as interconnecting cabins for up to six guests. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible. There are no single cabins.

Suites are significantly larger, lavish, and come with a full-size bath. The sitting area has a double sofa bed. The Penthouse Suites and Deluxe Verandah Suites have the services of a personal concierge and access to the private Neptune Lounge with large screen TV, library, sofas, and socialising with other suite guests. Extra amenities include priority boarding and dining requests, complimentary laundry and pressing services, and a cocktail party with ship officers. Penthouse Suites have in addition a microwave oven, pantry for meal preparation, whirlpool bath for four, and of course so much extra space at 108 m2 plus balcony.

Food and Dining
The ship has seven formal to casual dining areas. The two-deck main Dining Room serves open-seating breakfast and lunch. For dinner chose between set-seating at first or second servings, or open seating on the upper deck. The Master Chefs’ three-course menus are excellent, and waiting staff are friendly Indonesian and Filipino stewards. Ask for a table for 2/4/6/8. Special dietary requests can be ordered pre-cruise. Two nights in seven are formal nights, perhaps preceded with pre-dinner drinks, then after your meal retire to the Show Lounge or a musical recital. There are two alternative restaurants, best to reserve in advance: The Pinnacle Grill for steaks and seafood, and the Italian-American-influenced Canaletto (with no service charge). Ask about wine packages.

The Lido Restaurant, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, has two serving lines during the day offering food cooked à la minute, and at night opens as a popular and casual bistro. Outside meal times it serves sandwiches, ice cream, and special late-night offerings. Additionally there are pool-side burgers, hot dogs, Mexican food, and a coffee bar. Relax in Explorations Café, a gathering place that mixes together a library and coffee bar where one can check email or read the morning paper. Afternoon tea, the occasional High Tea, and the ice cream bar provide in-between snacks.

Entertainment
At night the two-deck Vista Show Lounge offers (twice nightly) musical productions, cabaret, and its features include three video screens. Alternatively, attend a musical recital in one of the lounges, dance to the backing of a band ensemble, watch sport in the multi-screen sports bar, or sip drinks while your request is sung by the pianist or guitarist. View recent movies in the Screening Room, unless you’d prefer to watch your choice of DVD in your cabin. Through the evening the disco and nightclub on the top deck will take you into the early hours of the morning, very inviting if the new day is a Sea Day and you’ve ordered breakfast in your cabin. The large casino has lots of playing options.

By day there are Bridge, Bingo, trivia games, Sudoku, cooking demos, movies and the like. Book early for the for-fee culinary workshops and wine tastings in the Wayang Theatre and Culinary Arts Centre. The Microsoft Digital Workshops include photography, creating web-sites and blogs, making a vacation video, and one-on-one coaching. The fresh-water Lido deck pool, flanked by two hot tubs, has a retractable cover. The giant Greenhouse Spa includes sauna, steam rooms, treatment rooms, and a fully-equipped gymnasium with circuit-training and fitness classes. There are also courts and a jogging course. Children are catered for at Club HAL (for ages 3-7 and 8-12 years), and teenagers socialise at The Loft and The Oasis. Sports include basketball and volleyball.





































Explore the decks

Oosterdam deckplans

Oosterdam deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Of the staterooms, 85% have an outside view, and of these four-fifths have a private balcony. Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view, some with panoramic windows; and three levels of suites – Verandah, Deluxe Verandah, and Penthouse Verandah. Basic features include a flat-panel TV and DVD player (book your DVDs by phone), ample storage, personal safe, excellent twin/queen bedding and bath amenities, fresh fruit on request, and nightly turndown service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Triple and quad cabins are available, as well as interconnecting cabins for up to six guests. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible. There are no single cabins.

Suites are significantly larger, lavish, and come with a full-size bath. The sitting area has a double sofa bed. The Penthouse Suites and Deluxe Verandah Suites have the services of a personal concierge and access to the private Neptune Lounge with large screen TV, library, sofas, and socialising with other suite guests. Extra amenities include priority boarding and dining requests, complimentary laundry and pressing services, and a cocktail party with ship officers. Penthouse Suites have in addition a microwave oven, pantry for meal preparation, whirlpool bath for four, and of course so much extra space at 108 m2 plus balcony.

Decks
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Ship facts

Star rating: Oosterdam star rating
Maiden voyage: 2003
Number of decks: 11
Tonnage: 82305
Cabins: 958
Passenger capacity: 1916
Number of crew: 817

What's onboard? ▼

  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Staterooms
  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections
  • Shops duty free
  • DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Traditional & As You Wish
  • 24-h in-room dining
  • Formal dining nights
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Canaletto Italian dining
  • Lido Restaurant buffet
  • Terrace Grill lido deck
  • Explorations Café, library, Internet
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar
  • Wine packages
  • Afternoon tea, High Tea
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show Lounge
  • Cinema
  • Mix Lounges
  • Neptune Lounge (for suites)
  • Crow’s Nest nightclub
  • Lounges, bars, dancing
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (3)
  • Sliding deck pool roof
  • Enrichment presentations
  • Whirlpools (5)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Fitness Centre
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Digital Workshop
  • Culinary Arts Centre
  • Sports court, table games
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion booking
  • Pre- & Post-Cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Single guests program (most)
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (3-7, 8-12, 13-17 y)
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre
  • Laundry dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Special dietary requests
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Telephone, fax ship-shore
  • 110V power
  • Wheelchair access
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs) (Prinsendam 5-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: USD 11.50 pp/night (suites USD 12). Adjust wth Guest Relations Manager if service inadequate
  • Service charge: bar and Dining Room wine 15%
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges

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