Ms Oosterdam cruise ship guide

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You’ll be able to see some of the best sights the Australian coast, New Zealand and the surrounding islands have to offer on board ms Oosterdam this year. With great styling and attention to detail, along with a number of fantastic facilities and amenities, you won’t want this trip on ms Oosterdam to be your last.

See our full range of trips on board Oosterdam here
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Activities on board

You’ll find plenty to do during your time on board Oosterdam, whether you’re looking for a slow, relaxed trip or something a bit more involving.

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers a number of relaxing treatments, including hot stone massage, steam rooms, hair & nail treatments.

Then there’s the Culinary Arts Centre, presented by Food & Wine Magazine – a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen where you can enjoy gourmet cooking lessons taught by expert chefs.

The Digital Workshop gives you the chance to share all your digital memories through email, internet blogs and social media networks. And if you’re not computer-literate but still want to get involved, there are computer experts at hand to help you learn the ropes.

Vista Show Lounge is host to a range of exciting shows, including singers, illusionists, dancers, bands and more.

There’s a range of dining options to choose from: from the laid-back Lido Restaurant to the continental cuisine of the Vista Dining Room and the intimacy and great service of the Pinnacle Grill.

Accommodation

Whatever your budget, there are rooms to suit you on board ms Oosterdam.

At the lowest end of the budget, there are interior rooms, which despite not offering ocean views still offer stylish and comfortable surroundings. Ocean-view rooms offer stunning views of the sea and allow natural light in during the day. For a little more luxury, verandah rooms provide more space along with your own private balcony. And for the best ms Oosterdam has to offer, the Superior Verandah Suites and Deluxe Verandah suites offer spacious surroundings along with a number of additional amenities such as complimentary laundry pressing and dry cleaning, priority boarding, priority dining and more.

All rooms come with a flat-panel TV and DVD player, luxurious bedding and complimentary fresh fruit as standard.

Current trips available

Cruise 1st offers a number of trips around New Zealand and the Australian coast for 2013. Here are some of the highlights:

New Zealand Discovery round trip from Sydney – January 2013 – 14 nights
Stopping at Hobart, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, and Bay of Islands before returning to Sydney.

Pacific Treasures – March 2013 – 13 nights
Stopping at New Caledonia, Lifou, Port Vila (Vanuatu), Suva, Drafuni (Fiji Islands), New Caledonia and then back to Sydney.

New Caledonia, Tasmania & New Zealand – March 2013 – 27 nights
Stopping at New Caledonia, Lifou, Port Vila (Vanuatu, Suva, Dravuni (Fiji Islands), New Caledonia, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland.

You can see more of the trips on offer on our ms Oosterdam page.

History & key facts

Ms Oosterdam was built in Italy by Fincantieri. Her maiden voyage was in 2003. The name ‘Oosterdam’ is Dutch and refers to the eastern point on a compass.

Weight: 82,000 GT
Length: 290 metres
Beam: 32 metres
Draught: 8 metres
Number of decks: 11
Cruising speed: 24 knots (around 25 mph)
Total capacity: 1,848 passengers; 812 crew

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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