Holland America Line

7-night Alaskan Explorer

Oosterdam

Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the Oosterdam is the second in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships.

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Seattle, Washington United States of America
Juneau Alaska
Hubbard Glacier Alaska
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£899
per person
from
£128
per night
Free cancellation up to 30 days before you sail through 31 Dec 2021
13 Jun 2021
£1,009
20 Jun 2021
£1,009
27 Jun 2021
£1,009
11 Jul 2021
£1,089
18 Jul 2021
£1,089
25 Jul 2021
£1,089
8 Aug 2021
£1,009
15 Aug 2021
£1,009
22 Aug 2021
£1,019
29 Aug 2021
£979
5 Sep 2021
£1,029 £939
12 Sep 2021
£899
19 Sep 2021
£899
13 Jun 2021
£1,359
20 Jun 2021
£1,399
27 Jun 2021
£1,399
11 Jul 2021
£1,399
18 Jul 2021
£1,399
25 Jul 2021
£1,399
8 Aug 2021
£1,399
15 Aug 2021
£1,359
22 Aug 2021
£1,329
29 Aug 2021
£1,289
5 Sep 2021
£1,249
12 Sep 2021
£1,209
19 Sep 2021
£1,169
13 Jun 2021
£1,359
20 Jun 2021
£1,399
27 Jun 2021
£1,399
11 Jul 2021
£1,399
18 Jul 2021
£1,399
25 Jul 2021
£1,399
8 Aug 2021
£1,399
15 Aug 2021
£1,359
22 Aug 2021
£1,329
29 Aug 2021
£1,289
5 Sep 2021
£1,459 £1,249
12 Sep 2021
£1,209
19 Sep 2021
£1,169
13 Jun 2021
£1,589
20 Jun 2021
£1,629
27 Jun 2021
£1,629
11 Jul 2021
£1,669
18 Jul 2021
£1,709
25 Jul 2021
£1,709
8 Aug 2021
£1,629
15 Aug 2021
£1,629
22 Aug 2021
£1,599
29 Aug 2021
£1,559
5 Sep 2021
£1,739 £1,439
12 Sep 2021
£1,359
19 Sep 2021
£1,359
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The itinerary

Seattle is a scenic seaport city in western Washington, situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. It is the largest city in Washington. The city is busy, stylish, and modern, set amongst epic mountain ranges and the waters of the Puget Sound. You can start the day by ordering your morning coffee in the original Starbucks, before heading to the famous Space Needle to take in some breathtaking views of the entire city and beyond. For something further afield, head out to San Juan Islands, an archipelago in north-west Washington for a spot of whale watching. Seattle has two cruise terminals – Bell Street Cruise Terminal (home to Norwegian Cruise Line) and Smith Street Cruise Terminal, a 15-minute drive out of downtown, which is where most other cruise lines depart from.

Day 1Puget Sound, Washington United States of America

Day 2At Sea

Day 3Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage

Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Bounded by steep mountains and water, the city’s geographic isolation and compact size make it much more akin to an island community such as Sitka than to other Alaskan urban centres, such as Fairbanks or Anchorage. Juneau is full of contrasts. Its dramatic hillside location and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and a literate and outdoorsy populace. The Alaska State Museum is the finest museum in the city, whilst the Walter Soboleff Center offers visitors a chance to learn about the indigenous cultures of Southeast Alaska–-Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Other highlights include the Mt. Roberts Tramway, plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier, Mendenhall Glacier. Most cruise ships dock towards the southern part of the city.

This is one of those places that words, photos and videos, do not do justice and just has to be seen to be experienced. Huge, majestic and imposing, the Hubbard Glacier is the iconic Alaskan experience. Towering above the ship, the glacier reaches around 11,000 feet at its highest altitude point and measures almost 76 miles long and about five miles wide. Routinely calving off icebergs the size of skyscrapers , the spectacle of watching – and hearing – the thunderous blocks of ice hit the water is something that needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. From pure white, to arctic to glacier blue the ice absorbs every colour giving it an exceptionally lovely hue that is impossible to reproduce. Wrap up warm as the cooling, soothing and perfect breeze compliments what is surely the highlight of this incredible journey.

It's hard not to like Sitka, with its eclectic blend of Alaska Native, Russian, and American history and its dramatic and beautiful open-ocean setting. This is one of the best Inside Passage towns to explore on foot, with St. Michael's Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Castle Hill, Sitka National Historical Park, and the Alaska Raptor Center topping the must-see list.Sitka was home to the Kiksádi clan of the Tlingit people for centuries prior to the 18th-century arrival of the Russians under the direction of territorial governor Alexander Baranof, who believed the region was ideal for the fur trade. The governor also coveted the Sitka site for its beauty, mild climate, and economic potential; in the island's massive timber forests he saw raw materials for shipbuilding. Its location offered trading routes as far west as Asia and as far south as California and Hawaii. In 1799 Baranof built St. Michael Archangel—a wooden fort and trading post 6 miles north of the present town.Strong disagreements arose shortly after the settlement. The Tlingits attacked the settlers and burned their buildings in 1802. Baranof, however, was away in Kodiak at the time. He returned in 1804 with a formidable force—including shipboard cannons—and attacked the Tlingits at their fort near Indian River, site of the present-day 105-acre Sitka National Historical Park, forcing many of them north to Chichagof Island.By 1821 the Tlingits had reached an accord with the Russians, who were happy to benefit from the tribe's hunting skills. Under Baranof and succeeding managers, the Russian-American Company and the town prospered, becoming known as the Paris of the Pacific. The community built a major shipbuilding and repair facility, sawmills, and forges, and even initiated an ice industry, shipping blocks of ice from nearby Swan Lake to the booming San Francisco market. The settlement that was the site of the 1802 conflict is now called Old Sitka. It is a state park and listed as a National Historic Landmark.The town declined after its 1867 transfer from Russia to the United States, but it became prosperous again during World War II, when it served as a base for the U.S. effort to drive the Japanese from the Aleutian Islands. Today its most important industries are fishing, government, and tourism.

Ketchikan is famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home, and, in the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows. Art lovers should make a beeline for Ketchikan: the arts community here is very active. Travellers in search of the perfect piece of Alaska art will find an incredible range of pieces to choose from.The town is at the foot of 3,000-foot Deer Mountain, near the southeastern corner of Revillagigedo (locals shorten it to Revilla) Island. Ketchikan is the first bite of Alaska that many travellers taste. Despite its imposing backdrop, hillside homes, and many staircases, the town is relatively easy to walk through. Favorite downtown stops include the Spruce Mill Development shops and Creek Street. A bit farther away you'll find the Totem Heritage Center. Out of town (but included on most bus tours) are two longtime favourites: Totem Bight State Historical Park to the north and Saxman Totem Park to the south.

Victoria, the capital of a province whose license plates brazenly label it "The Best Place on Earth," is a walkable, livable seaside city of fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, and beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. In summer, the Inner Harbour—Victoria's social and cultural center—buzzes with visiting yachts, horse-and-carriage rides, street entertainers, and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales. At the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria dips slightly below the 49th parallel. That puts it farther south than most of Canada, giving it the mildest climate in the country, with virtually no snow and less than half the rain of Vancouver. For much of the 20th century, Victoria was marketed to tourists as "The Most British City in Canada," and it still has more than its share of Anglo-themed pubs, tea shops, and double-decker buses. These days, however, Victorians prefer to celebrate their combined indigenous, Asian, and European heritage, and the city's stunning wilderness backdrop. Locals do often venture out for afternoon tea, but they're just as likely to nosh on dim sum or tapas. Decades-old shops sell imported linens and tweeds, but newer upstarts offer local designs in hemp and organic cotton. The outdoors is ever present here. You can hike, bike, kayak, sail, or whale-watch straight from the city center, and forests, beaches, offshore islands, and wilderness parklands lie just minutes away. A little farther afield, there's surfing near Sooke, wine touring in the Cowichan Valley, and kayaking among the Gulf Islands.

Seattle is a scenic seaport city in western Washington, situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. It is the largest city in Washington. The city is busy, stylish, and modern, set amongst epic mountain ranges and the waters of the Puget Sound. You can start the day by ordering your morning coffee in the original Starbucks, before heading to the famous Space Needle to take in some breathtaking views of the entire city and beyond. For something further afield, head out to San Juan Islands, an archipelago in north-west Washington for a spot of whale watching. Seattle has two cruise terminals – Bell Street Cruise Terminal (home to Norwegian Cruise Line) and Smith Street Cruise Terminal, a 15-minute drive out of downtown, which is where most other cruise lines depart from.

The ship Oosterdam

Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the Oosterdam is the second in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships.

Capacity
1916
Total crew
817
Length
936m

Food and drink

Holland America Line invites you to dine "As You Wish". To savour Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. Onboard, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.

Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Creative, innovative menus featuring choice sustainability raised beef and premium... Read more

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Surf Turf

Canaletto Restaurant

Named for the famous 18th Century Venetian artist, the Canaletto Restaurant is adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area. “Spartire” is the... Read more

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Italian

Main Dining Room- Vista

On crisp white linen, course after course arrives. Behind the scenes, master chefs have brought flavours to perfection. For an elegant breakfast,... Read more

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Fine

Le Cirque

Holland America Line has added another famous partnership to its innovative culinary program as it enters into an exclusive agreement with the... Read more

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French

Lido Restaurant

Located in the centre of the Lido deck, the Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service... Read more

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Varies

Terrace Grill

Located outside on the Lido Deck, the Terrace Grill features portable buffet bars offering pizza, nachos, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with... Read more

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Buffet

Explorations Café

Explorations Cafe, located on the Observation Deck, features a bar serving speciality coffees and pastries.

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Cafe

Entertainment

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many- or as few- as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream- do everything, or do nothing at all.

Ocean Bar

It's cocktails and dancing nightly in the luxurious Ocean Bar. The dance band plays the Great America songbook, so relax and make... Read more

Piano Bar

Gather around the piano and sing along as the pianist plays your requests and well-known favourites.

Crow's Nest

This panoramic place to enjoy the sunset transforms into a fun dance club after dark as the DJ spins the tunes.

Pool Bars

The Lido Bar serves the Lido Pool, midship on Deck 9, and the Seaview Bar serves the Sea View Pool towards the... Read more

Sports Bar

Enjoy a drink and cheer with friends as your favourite teams and event are broadcast live.

Northern Lights

Drop by after dark as the ship's dance club revs up.

Explorer's Lounge

Coffees, drinks and liqueurs are served to the classical sounds of the Adagio Strings.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

On selected cruises, guests will have the opportunity to participate in complimentary dance classes based on dance routines from the ABC smash... Read more

Show Lounge

After dinner, take your seat in the ship's magnificent show lounge for a dazzling show. Enjoy dynamic concerts and exciting musical productions... Read more

Casino

Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino offers games for all levels as well... Read more

At the Movies

Watch movies with free popcorn in the ship's movie theatre, or on the giant LED screen on deck. Ship Flicks, a catalogue... Read more

Explorations Café

The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, offers a comfortable coffee house environment where you can browse through one of... Read more

Art Tours

Holland America Line is known for the extensive art collections onboard each of its ships. Now, fine art goes high tech. The... Read more

Art Gallery

As a guest onboard Holland America Line, you are invited to indulge your inner art connoisseur by immersing yourself in the ship’s... Read more

Photo Gallery

It all begins with a great photo taken at embarkation -- the first of many photo opportunities. Your onboard photographers, called "Image... Read more

The Signature Shops

Discover a world-class shopping experience only steps away. The Signature Shops onboard offer a great selection of fine jewellery, watches, fragrances, premium... Read more

Queens Lounge & Culinary Centre

The Queens Lounge and Culinary Arts Centre on the Oosterdam is a multi purpose venue with its own bar and hosting a... Read more

Health and fitness

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Centre, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or enjoy a game of basketball, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Of all the fascinating places you can visit on a Holland America cruise ship, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa... Read more

Fitness Centre & Onboard Recreations

Holland America Line makes it easy for you to stay fit and trim while on your journey with fully equipped fitness centres... Read more

Lido & Sea View Pool

The Sea View Pool aft of deck 9 is the ship's open air pool featuring two whirlpools and served by the Sea... Read more

Kids and teens

Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3-17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

All Club HAL activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff, and are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate. Youth Staff hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies or related fields.

Club HAL - Kids

Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, "Little Artists" crafts, ice cream sundae... Read more

Club HAL - Tweens

Tweens, ages 8-12 take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, karaoke disco parties and participate in the award-winning... Read more

The Loft and The Oasis - Teens

Teens, ages 13-17 enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts,... Read more

Culinary Arts Centre

Workshops and lively demonstrations for kids and teens offering basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety and recipe instruction. Workshops are offered for two... Read more

Enrichment

Boasting an expansive range of enrichment facilities and opportunity, Holland America Line's ships are bound to offer something you'll want to know more about. Why not have a go at the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn how to enhance your holiday picture or how to easily share them.

Digital Workshop powered by Windows

Guests on Holland America Line cruises can learn how to display and share their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by... Read more

On Location

From steel drum lessons in the Caribbean, to tai chi with a master in Asia, to Celtic fiddlers in the Canadian Maritimes—Holland... Read more

Culinary Arts Centre - Demonstrations & Classes

Hosted by the on-board party planner, classes take place in the Culinary Arts Centre, a first-class “show kitchen at sea,” or in... Read more

Culinary Arts Centre - Signature Cooking Classes

The Culinary Art Centre features a theatre-style venue, with two large plasma video screens and a large cooking display counter where guests... Read more

Culinary Arts Centre - Wine Tasting and Mixology

In conjunction with the Holland America Line Beverage team, the Culinary Art Centre offers a Signature Cocktail program where guests can learn... Read more

Culinary Arts Centre - Party Planner

To complete the culinary experience the Culinary Art Centre features demonstrations on the Fine Art of Flower Arranging, Ice Carving, Cake Decorating,... Read more

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Disabled Facilities

Service Animals

Holland America Line only permits service animals onboard, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, please contact the Ship Services Department. For guests with life-threatening food... Read more

Age Restrictions

Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone who is at least 21 years old;... Read more

Dress Code

The right clothing can make a big difference in the enjoyment of your cruise. First and foremost, dress for comfort. Daily life... Read more

Drinks Package

Cellar Master Package (prices starting at $224.00) — includes Wine Navigator’s Choice of 5 bottles; standard wine tasting; premium wine tasting; Pinnacle... Read more

Dining Packages

Evenings in the Pinnacle Package ($52.00 per person) — includes two evenings in the Pinnacle Grill. Booking the package reflects a $6... Read more

E-Cigarette Policy

Electronic cigarettes are permitted in staterooms but not in other public areas of the ship other than on outside decks designated as... Read more

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing (unless otherwise specfied) in GBP and subject to availability. Certain restrictions can apply. Prices are updated on a daily basis and may vary when continuing through the booking process.