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OOSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES

MS Oosterdam is a cruise ship of Holland America Line, a division of Carnival Corporation. As the second addition to Holland America's Vista class of ships, Oosterdam is sister to MS NoordamMS Westerdam, and MS Zuiderdam. The ship's name is derived from the Dutch translation for the eastern compass point, and is pronounced "OH-ster-dam."

The ship has been alternating fall/winter cruises along the Mexican Riviera and summer in Alaska. In fall 2011 she visited Hawaiifor the first time.[4] However, after January 2012 Holland America dropped Mexico's west coast, in part due to safety concerns there in connection to the Mexican Drug War and in part due to the depressed cruise market in Southern California; the Oosterdam will shift to HawaiiAustralia, and the South Pacific.[5]

General characteristics

Class and type:Vista class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:290 m (950 ft)

Beam:32.25 m (105.8 ft)

Draught:7.9 m (26 ft)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Installed power:

Propulsion:

Speed:

  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:1,848 passengers

Crew:812 crew

Earlier Event: October 15
CELEBRITY INFINITY
Later Event: October 28
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