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Oosterdam cruises for 2016-2017


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Where she sails
MS Oosterdam is one of four ‘compass-point’ HAL ships. Until October 2016 she cruises the length of Europe’s coastline bordering the Mediterranean Sea, with all its famous historic and recreational locations, and colourful cliff-side homes. Cruises are port intensive, and mostly of 12, 24 and 36 nights. Embark at Barcelona, Rome (Civitavecchia) or Venice. From November 2016 to March 2017 Oosterdam sails out of Tampa in Florida making 7, 14 and 21 night cruises of the Caribbean. 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 Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2016 CRUISES

4

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Dream Cruise O673
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Rome (Civitavecchia)
11

$2,238

$187

16

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Explorer Cruise O675
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia) | Arrives: Barcelona
10

$2,398

$200

4

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Rivieras Cruise O680
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Rome (Civitavecchia)
3

$1,518

$127

4

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer Cruise O680B
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Venice
3

$3,638

$152

4

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

36

NIGHTS

Best of the Mediterranean Cruise O680A
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Rome (Civitavecchia)
1

$4,948

$137

16

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Adriatic Dream Cruise O681
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia) | Arrives: Venice
9

$2,499

$208

16

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream Cruise O681A
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)
1

$3,598

$150

28

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Dream Cruise O684
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Rome (Civitavecchia)
5

$1,498

$125

28

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Dream of the Mediterranean Cruise O684B
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Barcelona
5

$2,999

$125

10

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Explorer Cruise O685O
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia) | Arrives: Barcelona
5

$1,698

$142

10

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Western Mediterranean Adventure Cruise O685B
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$2,999

$125

22

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Rivieras Cruise O686
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Rome (Civitavecchia)
3

$1,498

$125

22

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

27

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Rivieras & Spanish Passage Cruise O686B
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Tampa

$2,988

$111

3

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

15

NIGHTS

Spanish Passage Cruise O689
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia) | Arrives: Tampa
2

$1,818

$121

18

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

6

$1,038

$148

18

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

21

NIGHTS

55

$2,879

$137

25

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

55

$1,999

$143

25

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

21

NIGHTS

$2,779

$132

9

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

2

$798

$114

16

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

4

$1,098

$157

23

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,698

$243

30

DEC

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

55

$1,399

$200

2017 CRUISES

13

JAN

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,698

$193

3

FEB

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

$3,198

$228

3

FEB

Oosterdam cruises

21

NIGHTS

$4,599

$219

17

FEB

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,599

$228

24

FEB

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,598

$228

3

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,599

$228

10

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,598

$228

10

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

21

NIGHTS

$4,198

$200

17

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,699

$193

31

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

15

NIGHTS

Passage to Spain Cruise O726
Departs: Tampa | Arrives: Barcelona

$1,648

$110

31

MAR

Oosterdam cruises

22

NIGHTS

Passage to Spain & Mediterranean Cruise O726A
Departs: Tampa | Arrives: Barcelona

$2,999

$136

29

APR

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O732A
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Venice

$5,648

$235

11

MAY

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O735A
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Barcelona

$5,699

$237

4

JUN

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O739A
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Venice

$5,698

$237

10

JUL

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O744A
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Venice

$6,098

$254

15

AUG

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O751A
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Venice

$6,098

$254

20

SEP

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O756A
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Venice

$5,899

$246

2

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

24

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Magic Cruise O759A
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Barcelona

$5,699

$237

26

OCT

Oosterdam cruises

22

NIGHTS

Mediterranean & Passage To America Cruise O763B
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Tampa

$3,198

$145

2

NOV

Oosterdam cruises

15

NIGHTS

Passage To America Cruise O765
Departs: Barcelona | Arrives: Tampa

$1,849

$123

Oosterdam — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.

Life aboard Oosterdam
MS Oosterdam is one of four ‘compass-point’ HAL ships. Until October 2016 she cruises the length of Europe’s coastline bordering the Mediterranean Sea, with all its famous historic and recreational locations, and colourful cliff-side homes. Cruises are port intensive, and mostly of 12, 24 and 36 nights. Embark at Barcelona, Rome (Civitavecchia) or Venice. From November 2016 to March 2017 Oosterdam sails out of Tampa in Florida making 7, 14 and 21 night cruises of the Caribbean. 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.

Oosterdam’s refit in 2011 upgraded 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 additional 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
Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view, some with panoramic windows; and three levels of suites – Signature, Neptune and Pinnacle. 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 Pinnacle and Neptune 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. Pinnacle 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 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. One night in seven is a formal night, perhaps preceded with pre-dinner drinks, then after your meal retire to the Showroom at Sea or a musical recital. There are two alternative restaurants, best to reserve in advance: The pay extra Pinnacle Grill for steaks and seafood (and occasionally the Pinnacle – Le Cirque), 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
In the evenings the two-deck 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

Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view, some with panoramic windows; and three levels of suites – Signature, Neptune and Pinnacle. 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 Pinnacle and Neptune 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. Pinnacle 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
Oosterdam

Holland America Line

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? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections, tours
  • Shops duty free
  • Pinnacle & Neptune Suites Lounge & Concierge
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Gala attire (once per week)
  • Lido Restaurant
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Canaletto (Italian)
  • Pinnacle Grill (beef, seafood)
  • Pinnacle – Le Cirque
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Terrace Grill (lido snacks)
  • Explorations Café (Internet)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Special diets (60 day notice)
  • In-room dining complimentary
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar complimentary
  • Beverage packages
  • Afternoon Teas, one High
  • Tea/cruise
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Showroom at Sea theatre
  • Lounges and bars
  • Explorers Lounge (library, Internet)
  • Explorations Speakers (longer voyages)
  • Nightclub
  • B.B.King’s Blues Club
  • In-cabin DVD 1000 titles
  • BBC Earth stateroom entertainment (by Sep 2016)
  • Cinema Wayang Theatre
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (3)
  • Sliding deck pool roof
  • Whirlpools (5)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Digital Workshop (camera/computer)
  • Culinary Arts Centre (cooking, wine tasting etc)
  • Sports court, table games
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Religious services
  • Conference facilities
  • Single guests program, dance partners on most sailings
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (3-7,8-12,13-17y)
  • Port days, after-hours care (pay)
  • The Loft (13-17 y) activities
  • After hours 3-13 y 10pm-12 (pay)
  • Babysitting on sea days for Under 6s (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Weddings (check details)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Cabin mini-bar
  • Internet hotspots, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Cabin telephone to shore (pay)
  • US 110/European 220V
  • Wheelchair access
  • Service animals allowed
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • 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
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y) (Prinsendam 5-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Concierge for Pinnacle & Neptune suites

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
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport, visa, vaccination fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases to any taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: USD 12.50 pp/night (suites USD 13.50). Adjust with Guest Relations Manager if service inadequate
  • Service charge: bar and Dining Room wine 15%
  • Service charge to credit card transactions
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • REMINDERS
  • Passport required, must be valid for 6 months after return date
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead

Happy Customers

As inexperienced first time cruisers we appreciated the time given to explain the various options and processes in booking a cruise."

Reviewer: Ronelle B, NSW
Date: 11 April 2016
Rating: 10

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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