What Cruise Ship Was Alvin and the Chipmunks Filmed On?

By Robert Palmer

Alvin and The Chipmunks is one of the most iconic and beloved animated films in existence. It follows the adventures of three singing chipmunks, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, as they navigate the world of music and fame. The movie was released in 2007 to critical acclaim and has spawned multiple sequels since.

The film was directed by Tim Hill and produced by Fox 2000 Pictures. It was filmed on-location aboard a cruise ship called the Oosterdam, which is owned and operated by Holland America Line. The ship is a luxury vessel that is based in Seattle, Washington but travels all around the world. It features a variety of amenities that would have been perfect for filming such a movie- including comfortable cabins, private balconies, restaurants, bars, pools, spas and more.

The cast and crew of Alvin and The Chipmunks spent about two weeks aboard the ship while shooting different scenes for the movie. This included filming some scenes on the upper decks of the ship as well as inside some of its lavish staterooms. In addition to this, they also filmed several key scenes at various ports along their journey including Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and Ketchikan in Alaska.

After two weeks aboard the Oosterdam cruise ship, principal photography wrapped up in August 2006. The film went on to be released in December 2007 to rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike. It was a massive hit at the box office earning over $360 million worldwide.


The 2007 animated movie Alvin and The Chipmunks was filmed aboard a cruise ship called the Oosterdam which belongs to Holland America Line. It features a variety of amenities that allowed for easy filming during their two week stay on-board. After wrapping up principal photography in August 2006, it went on to be released in December 2007 to great success at the box office with over $360 million earned worldwide.