The Oosterdam is with us again today. She was christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. She is energy efficient with her use of a diesel-electric engine and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability. She has 11 decks and travels at a max speed of 24 knotts. She carries 1848 passengers and 812 crew.