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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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125 Holland America Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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The Shadow
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
105 Forum Posts
From the time of boarding the Zaandam to leaving her, the staff of this ship found many ways to please us with great ... Read more
Sailump1
1 Review
Member Since 2012
As a first time cruiser, we booked months in advance and were very excited. We were cruising with four other ... Read more
332266
1 Review
Member Since 2009
We have sailed to Hawaii on the Zaandam before. We were thrilled to see Michael Headla was still the cruise director ... Read more
Appygirl
1 Review
Member Since 2010
539 Forum Posts
Just returned from a 16 day round trip Vancouver -- Hawaiian Islands on the Zaandam, September 23 to October 9, 2012. ... Read more
black hat
1 Review
Member Since 2012
Just finished a 16 day cruise, Vancouver to Hawaii. I would place the ship in the "banana boat" category. Rusty hull, ... Read more

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lawair
1 Review
Member Since 2009
We traveled from Seattle to Vancouver by chartered bus that was arranged thru our travel agency.AAA in Seattle (Tina & ... Read more
lavictoria
1 Review
Member Since 2009
25 Forum Posts
I picked this cruise because of the itinerary and because it left and returned to Vancouver (our neck of the woods). My ... Read more
Traveling Dot
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
422 Forum Posts
Hi, I'm Traveling Dot and this is my fourth cruise on Hal. We have done Canada/Maasdam (round trip Boston to Boston), ... Read more
mauiedin87
2 Reviews
Member Since 2006
575 Forum Posts
This was our second HAL cruise, first time on the Oosterdam. Embarkation was very fast and really well organized. HAL ... Read more
kunzefam
1 Review
Member Since 2002
My wife and I are in our early sixties and consider ourselves as being quite active. We have done 10+ cruises in the ... Read more

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Miata6
1 Review
Member Since 2005
220 Forum Posts
OUR TRIP ON THE OOSTERDAM TO HAWAII Before deciding on the Oosterdam, San Diego to Hawaii cruise, we looked at ... Read more
goldberg37
4 Reviews
Member Since 2007
77 Forum Posts
Oosterdam is the twentieth ship that we have travelled on, therefore we feel qualified for the review that we are ... Read more
rayretired
1 Review
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
The Captain kept referring to the "Beautiful Oosterdam". Well he should have walked around to see it more closely. So ... Read more
Duck Duck Cruise
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
1,798 Forum Posts
This cruise was our third cruise in the past 3 years to Hawaii on 3 different cruise lines, our second HAL cruise on a ... Read more
bettybc
4 Reviews
Member Since 2007
37 Forum Posts
Cruise Critic Review of the Oosterdam Hawaii Trip Feb 25, 2012 First let me start with the positives. The service ... Read more

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NWvacationer
1 Review
Member Since 2009
20 Forum Posts
Background Info: We were a party of "3 girls", me (47), my mom (82) and my cousin (51). We have all sailed HAL ... Read more
hvsteve1
1 Review
Member Since 2004
988 Forum Posts
Let me preface this review by pointing out our previous cruises have all been on ships with a maximum of 700+ ... Read more
TraelorMex
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
374 Forum Posts
Just off the Oosterdam (opronounced 'Oh'sterdam) (Jan 28-Feb 18). Visited Mexico and Hawaii. As veteran HAL ... Read more
Seawoff
1 Review
Member Since 2011
168 Forum Posts
All the usual stuff about embarking and disembarking, the food, the entertainment and programs on the ship are ... Read more
cruisinbill
4 Reviews
Member Since 2005
64 Forum Posts
My spouse and I had originally booked this cruise as a late celebration of our 40th anniversary. As it turned out, we ... Read more

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samiam7
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
We expected a much better experience than we had. This was our first time on this line and this ship. Food was good, ... Read more
B.K.
1 Review
Member Since 2011
11 Forum Posts
Last time on Oosterdam was on a Mexico cruise. We had been on other HAL ships, but there was something about the ... Read more
hybrn8
6 Reviews
Member Since 2005
441 Forum Posts
Waited awhile to write this review as I wanted to be as objective as possible and let the little things float away and ... Read more
Hal San Diego
8 Reviews
Member Since 2006
59 Forum Posts
We have been on the Oosterdam several times (3 times in 2011) and always have a good time...that said, one must keep in ... Read more
mor mor
1 Review
Member Since 2004
169 Forum Posts
The good things: there was something for everyone and we are aged 13 to 80. We all liked the evening entertainment, ... Read more

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