ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
82,305 grt
936 feet
24 knots
July 2003
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Latest Post

Dec 2015

Fly-Cruise Offer! Swing and Sway Aboard Oosterdam’s Big Band Cruise

Submitted by: HAL Entertainment Team

The Harry James Orchestra highlights the Big Band cruise in 2016.
The Harry James Orchestra highlights the Big Band cruise in 2016.

When the horns start to sound and the saxophones playfully project their syncopated rhythms, cruisers aboard Holland America Line’s Big Band Cruise in 2016 featuring the Harry James Orchestra will be swinging, swaying and jiving! Sing & Swing Across the Atlantic Ocean Departing March 21, 2016, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Oosterdam is sailing a transatlantic voyage to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. This unique 13-day itinerary is perfect for fans of that classic Sinatra big-band sound. After crossing the Atlantic, the ship will stop at Funchal, Madeira; and Cadiz (Seville) and Cartagena, Spain, before disembarking at Rome. With a total of nine days at sea, guests will have plenty of time on the dance floor. This one-of-a-kind experience highlights the most popular music of the 20th century with up to four performances a day in various venues on the ship. The world-class musicians of the Harry James Orchestra will take cruisers back to the post-World-War-II era with show-tunes, standards, love songs and music from the golden age of swing. Check out the video below for a preview of what Big Band cruise guests will experience. Explore Onboard Activities Between Big Band Sets Time flies aboard a Holland America ship where there’s no shortage of onboard activities. In between sets, cruisers can take a breather and explore all that the ship has to offer. Our Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine is a venue that appears on every ship in the fleet. A “world class show kitchen at sea,” attending a show at the Culinary Arts Center will transport you to your favorite television cooking program featuring a show kitchen & celebrity chefs to boot. A day at the Greenhouse Spa is the epitome of paradise. Enjoy a pampering massage; exotic skin, body, hair and nail treatments; a dip in a warm, bubbling hydrotherapy pool of seawater or lounging on a heated ceramic throne overlooking the vast sea. Active cruisers love our fitness classes and facilities while others enjoy a good book or board game at the Explorations Café powered by the New York Times. Guests also can polish up […]

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