Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the ms Oosterdam is the second in our series of Vista-class ships.
As such, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies, such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.
Symbolic of Holland America Line’s more than 138-year history of circumnavigating the globe, the centerpiece of the ms Oosterdam is a magnificent Waterford crystal globe prominently displayed in a three-story atrium.
First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognize the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars: a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques, and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.
The ms Oosterdam offers specialty dining, an Explore program giving passengers hands-on experiences, and a Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft.