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 Noordam, MS 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. 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 Hawaii, Australia, and the South Pacific.
Length:290 m (950 ft)
Beam:32.25 m (105.8 ft)
Draught:7.9 m (26 ft)
Decks:11 passenger decks
- 3 × Sulzer 16ZAV40S diesel engines
- 2 × Sulzer 12ZAV40S diesel engines
- General Electric LM2500 gas turbine
- 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
- 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)