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Oosterdam

Refined elegance with a dash of adventure

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  • Launched: 01 Jul 2003
  • Occupancy: 1916
  • Tonnage: 82305
  • Length: 936
  • Total Crew 817
  • Rating

Technology


Digital Workshop
Internet Access Lounge

Recreational


Card Room
Club HAL
Golf Simulator
Indoor Pool
Library
Nightclub
Outdoor Pool
The Loft

Fitness


Basketball
Fitness Center
Gym
Volleyball

Entertainment


Crow's Nest
Explorers Lounge
Neptune Lounge
Night Club
Queen's Show Lounge

Food and Drink


Canaletto Restaurant
Explorations Cafe
Grill
Lido Bar
Lido Casual Restaurant
Piano Bar
Pinnacle Grill
Sports Bar
Terrace Grill
The Verandah
Vista Dining Room

Other


Art Gallery
Atrium
Concierge
Culinary Arts Center
Duty-free shop
Future Cruise Sales
Observation Deck
Photo Gallery
Shopping Gallery
Shore Excursion Office
Wrap Around Promenade Deck

Relaxation


Beauty Salon
Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Hydro Massage Pool
Lido Pool
Spa
Whirlpool
Rooms

Inside


Standard Interior Stateroom

Standard Interior Stateroom


Cabin Grade: NN

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Stateroom amenities include: Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens. Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage. 100% Egyptian cotton towels. Premium massage showerheads. 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. Complimentary fresh fruit on request. Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages. Flat-panel TV and DVD player. Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Standard Interior Stateroom

Standard Interior Stateroom


Cabin Grade: N

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Standard Interior Stateroom

Standard Interior Stateroom


Cabin Grade: M

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Standard Interior Stateroom

Standard Interior Stateroom


Cabin Grade: L

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large/Standard Inside Stateroom

Large/Standard Inside Stateroom


Cabin Grade: MM

These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large/Standard Inside Stateroom

Large/Standard Inside Stateroom


Cabin Grade: K

These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large/Standard Inside Stateroom

Large/Standard Inside Stateroom


Cabin Grade: I

These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Interior Stateroom

Large Interior Stateroom


Cabin Grade: J

These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Outside


Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Obstructed View)


Cabin Grade: GG

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Stateroom amenities include: Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens. Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage. 100% Egyptian cotton towels. Premium massage showerheads. 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. Complimentary fresh fruit on request. Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages. Flat-panel TV and DVD player. Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Full Ocean-view)

Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Full Ocean-view)


Cabin Grade: CA

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Stateroom amenities include: Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens. Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage. 100% Egyptian cotton towels. Premium massage showerheads. 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. Complimentary fresh fruit on request. Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages. Flat-panel TV and DVD player. Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Full Ocean-view)

Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Full Ocean-view)


Cabin Grade: CQ

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Stateroom amenities include: Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens. Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage. 100% Egyptian cotton towels. Premium massage showerheads. 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. Complimentary fresh fruit on request. Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages. Flat-panel TV and DVD player. Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Large Ocean view Stateroom

Large Ocean view Stateroom


Cabin Grade: C

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom

Large Ocean view Stateroom


Cabin Grade: F

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom

Large Ocean view Stateroom


Cabin Grade: E

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom

Large Ocean view Stateroom


Cabin Grade: DD

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom

Large Ocean view Stateroom


Cabin Grade: D

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)

Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)


Cabin Grade: HH

These large staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The view is fully obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)

Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)


Cabin Grade: H

These large staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The view is fully obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Large Ocean view Stateroom (Partial Sea View)

Large Ocean view Stateroom (Partial Sea View)


Cabin Grade: G

These staterooms feature a partial sea view and include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus premium massage shower heads and a variety of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Balcony


Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: V

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Stateroom amenities include: Our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens. Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage. 100% Egyptian cotton towels. Premium massage showerhead. 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer. Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. Complimentary fresh fruit on request. Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages. Flat-panel TV and DVD player. Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VE

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VD

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VC

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VB

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VF

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VA

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Verandah Stateroom

Verandah Stateroom


Cabin Grade: VH

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Suite



Neptune Suite


Cabin Grade: A

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500–712 sq. ft. including verandah. Suite amenities include: Use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service. Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise. Complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation. Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night. Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request. Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise. Cocktail party with ship’s officers. Priority boarding for tendered ports of call. Special disembarkation service. Priority dining and seating requests. Exclusive daily breakfast service. High tea service in suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate. Fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience. Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Neptune Suite

Neptune Suite


Cabin Grade: SQ

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Suite amenities include: Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise. Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers. Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night. Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request. Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise. Cocktail party with ship officers. Priority boarding for tender ports of call. Special disembarkation service. Priority dining and seating requests. Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only. High tea service in suite on request. A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.
Neptune Suite

Neptune Suite


Cabin Grade: SC

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Neptune Suite

Neptune Suite


Cabin Grade: SB

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Neptune Suite

Neptune Suite


Cabin Grade: SA

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Signature Suite

Signature Suite


Cabin Grade: SZ

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Signature Suite

Signature Suite


Cabin Grade: SY

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Signature Suite

Signature Suite


Cabin Grade: SS

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Pinnacle Suite

Pinnacle Suite


Cabin Grade: PS

Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave and refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with whirlpool. The bedroom features a king-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a separate dressing room and the bath includes an oversize whirlpool bath and shower as well as an additional shower stall. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people, and a guest toilet. Amenities include a private stereo system, use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
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Life on board Oosterdam


The Ship

Comprised of eleven sweeping decks and measuring 936 feet in length, the majestic Oosterdam has capacity for 1,964 passengers aboard her sleek quarters. Her richly-appointed interiors, awash with lush tones of red, orange and gold, exude a certain inviting decadence; a sentiment particularly encapsulated by the towering three-deck atrium, topped by a revolving Waterford crystal globe so that the very first steps you take onboard are ones of unparalleled style. Brimming with unique lounges, exquisite restaurants, sports facilities and top-class entertainment for all ages to explore, Oosterdam expertly combines the heights of luxury and the adventure of a lifetime.


Accommodation

All staterooms aboard the MS Oosterdam proudly bear the Holland America Line’s “Signature of Excellence”, denoting them to be immensely luxurious and expertly-designed havens for rest and relaxation. Sumptuously soft beds, Egyptian cotton towels, high thread count linens, cosy bathrobes and high-end bath and body products promise a truly restful night’s sleep and an indulgent bathing experience, while state-of-the-art amenities such as the space-saving flat-screen TV, DVD player, minibar, makeup mirror and programmable safes included as standard mean that no modern convenience must be foregone as you cruise the oceans.

Over half the ship’s staterooms are beautifully appointed with balconies, allowing passengers to revel in the panoramic views or share a softly intimate sunset from the privacy of their own quarters. Suites feature a whole host of truly top-class enhancements, including dressing rooms, sofa beds, whirlpool tubs, balconies with a table for dining and access to the exclusive Neptune Lounge for a voyage that encapsulates the crème de la crème of luxury ocean cruising. 


Cuisine and Dining

Oosterdam is abundant in dining choices to suit every palate, mood, time of day and atmosphere. The two-level Vista Dining Room is lavish and welcoming, stylishly designed with curved angles for an intimate yet refined ambiance, and serves regionally-inspired cuisine as well as signature international dishes and classic favourites. Artfully prepared and impeccably assembled, these sumptuous multi-course dinners are guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Perhaps you would prefer to visit the distinguished Pacific Grill, specialising in the cuisine of Holland America Line’s home city: Seattle, in America’s Pacific Northwest. There, you can find luxurious seafood and delectable steaks and salads, all freshly-prepared and full of mouth-watering flavour for a really indulgent meal. Those who would prefer to lounge by the pool and enjoy a leisurely lunch should meander down to the Dive-In, serving such poolside gourmet treats as burgers, hot dogs and portabella mushroom stacks – or if it’s something lighter you fancy, the Vista Lounge serves an elegant afternoon tea of pastries and snacks. A more artisan, boutique-feeling restaurant can be found in Canaletto, a tiny Italian eatery serving antipasti, pastas, tiramisu and gelato for a rich continental dinner to rival the best in Rome.


Entertainment

They say that the journey is just as important as the destination, and never has this rung truer than aboard the Oosterdam. The ship positively abounds with onboard entertainment, from live music to lectures, cookery classes to kid’s clubs, for a voyage as unforgettable as the regions you visit.

A new collaboration with Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the most-visited museum in the Netherlands, has birthed the innovative “Rijksmuseum at Sea” installation: an exhibition of specially-created reproductions of the museum’s most famous pieces, bringing passengers in touch with Holland’s rich history and fascinating culture. Guests are invited to settle in front of the educational videos, enjoy presentations by museum experts and even get in touch with their own creativity through art workshops. A revolutionary partnership between two much-loved Dutch institutions, this installation allows passengers from all over the world to experience Amsterdam’s most famed cultural wonders while exploring their own artistic talents.

From a peaceable afternoon at the museum exhibit to an evening showered in glitz and glamour, Oosterdam hosts a whole series of all-singing all-dancing production shows in its lively Vista Lounge. A three-deck, lushly-appointed theatre-style room decked out with balconies and luxurious seating, it proves a vibrant setting from which to enjoy a musical, dance, magic or circus skills-based show of world-class quality.

The Queen’s Lounge, meanwhile, plays host to the foot-stomping B. B. King’s Blues Club, a crowd-pleasing romp featuring the best of Memphis blues – or for a more poppy, chart-topping night of music and dance, head to Billboard Onboard for dynamic live music featuring modern-day favourites. Lincoln Center Stage boasts an impressive itinerary of chamber music recitals and afternoon concerts, completing the full “Music Walk” experience: bounce between genres, settings and bands for a wildly exciting night of live music as you cruise the sea in perfect luxury.


Spa and Fitness

Oosterdam is brimming with sports and fitness facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball and volley courts and the fully-equipped indoor gym, featuring top-of-the-range exercise machines and weights. Passengers are also welcome to take part in group exercise classes, including relaxing yoga and Pilates, or high-energy cardio such as spin and circuit training, to revitalise and refresh the body while onboard.

The calming Greenhouse Spa is a tranquil sanctuary for those looking to relax and unwind, featuring a “thermal suite” full of heat treatments, steam rooms, saunas and hydrotherapy facilities. The main spa also offers soothing spa treatments, acupuncture, full hair and nail services, teeth whitening and massages for a truly indulgent experience. There are even options available for kids, including non-tanning bronzing, mother-and-daughter and father-and-son side-by-side massages and anti-acne facials.


Families

Kids and young adults are spoilt for choice with the ship’s youth facilities, including a video arcade, The Loft (a teen hideaway complete with lounge, dancefloor and DVD setup) and Club HAL, the main kid’s club for youngsters aged 3 to 12. Activities such as board and video games, candy bar bingo, ice cream parties, scavenger hunts, trivia contests, Coke-tail parties and kids’ ship tours promise to keep kids entertained and supervised, while the in-room babysitting service (at an extra fee) mean that parents can really let their hair down in the evenings.

Digital Workshops

Immortalise your valuable holiday memories with the Windows® Digital Workshops, led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts”. Covering everything from photo editing to blogging, creating movies to creating backups, these free and informative sessions are a must for anyone wanting to make the most out of the digital age. One-on-one tutorials are also available daily.

Demonstrations and Classes

Oosterdam offers classes on everything from languages to wine tasting, cocktail mixology to flower arranging, for those wanting to expand their mind and pick up new skills as they voyage along. The lavish Queen’s Lounge is transformed into the renowned Culinary Arts Center by day, offering cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops for those wishing to pick up culinary expertise from the professional onboard chefs. Using only the freshest ingredients for a “farm to table” experience and focusing on authentic regional cuisine, the Center is an oasis for any foodie.

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