Holland America Line Celebrates 300th Voyage of ms Oosterdam

Holland America Line recently celebrated a milestone with the completion of ms Oosterdam’s 300th cruise, a 12-day Mediterranean sailing from Venice to Barcelona.


The 1,916-guest vessel recently underwent extensive upgrades in Italy to add new staterooms, public areas and dining venues such as the larger Pinaccle Grill and Pinnacle Bar focusing on specialty Northwest wines, as well as the Canaletto restaurant. ms Oosterdam has also added the Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times, a comfortable coffee house environment offering panoramic ocean views, where guests can browse through its collection of  books and publications, surf the internet or simply read the morning paper.


Guests on the 300th cruise were also one of the first to experience the ship’s expanded and updated shopping arcade, featuring the exclusive jewellery shop, Merabella, as well as a new home-theatre style screening room that is ideal for small group audio-visual presentations and private parties.


In addition to the new enhancements, ms Oosterdam continues to provide guests with Holland America Line’s signature features, such as the Digital Workshop powered by Windows, where guests will be able to share their vacation through email, blogging and social networking. A team of Microsoft-trained “Techsperts” will be on-hand to assist guests and conduct free workshops. The ship will also feature the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food and Wine magazine and the Greenhouse Spa and Salon.


For the remainder of 2009, ms Oosterdam will sail alternating 12-day Eastern and Western Mediterranean cruises between Venice and Barcelona, calling at Argostoli, Catania, Civitavecchia, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Katakolon, Kusadasi, Livorno, Messina, Monte Carlo, Naples, Navplion, Piraeus, Santorini and Split. The vessel will then embark on a 16-day Transatlantic crossing to Fort Lauderdale to explore the Panama Canal and the Mexican Riviera.


For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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