Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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justin trottier
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise as a newly married couple. We chose this cruise line over its competition because of its excellent reviews. The service was exemplary, the food was impressive in quality, quantity and diversity. The ship was ... Read more
vccarmi
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
36 forum posts
We chose this cruise because it leaves from Tampa (live in the area) and because of the unique itinerary to Central America and Key West. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice and how clean the ship is. The crew was "friendly ... Read more
Capt Bob
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
I have been cruising Holland America for many years and have watched the service and food go down hill to what I would say was second rate.On this last cruise I had no hot water for 12 out of the 14 days of the cruise. Others complained ... Read more
mpolachek24
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have taken a Holland America cruise in the past, in January 2016 on Nieuw Amsterdam to be specific, for the 'Dancing with the Stars' theme cruise early that month. We were impressed by the quality of the line back then and knew we had ... Read more
Weightless
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation was the fastest we have ever experienced. We were pleasantly surprised to find our cabin ready when we boarded. The cabin and bathroom was clean. Staff pleasant and helpful. Didn't care for the old world decorations.. We ... Read more
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JRICHD
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise, we chose it because the dates met our schedule and the itinerary went to some of the less popular western Caribbean ports. We had heard that Holland America was known for catering to an older clientele but as ... Read more
SeaNStars4Me
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I am a youthful 52 year old single woman who took this cruise "solo". I have only been on one other cruise and it was on Carnival. I will say that Holland America was definitely an "older" crowd. The vast majority of ... Read more
tworetirees
Member Since 2009
1 review
114 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Having been on the Koningsdam last Fall, I was prepared to be disappointed in the Oosterdam since it is an older ship. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice she was. The refurbishing that took place in 2015 showed in all of the ... Read more
richard1s
Member Since 2004
15 reviews
431 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The following are some of our experiences on the Oosterdam 3/10 sailing out of Tampa Florida. The itinerary included the ports of Cozumel, Roatan Honduras, Santo Tomas Guatemala and Costa Maya. We have about 26 cruises under our belt and ... Read more
Jimsam
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it embarks out of Tampa and we live 30 miles from Tampa. Double bonus for us is that Tampa cannot handle the mega ships because of bridge clearance so size of ship was just what we like - about 1900 passengers. ... Read more
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Born2go
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
84 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were traveling with a small group of 19. We live in the Tampa Bay area, so access to the ship was smooth and easy. We hired Barracuda Travel for transport our group from our community clubhouse and it worked perfectly. A helpful ... Read more
ECITRUSH
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love the port of Tampa for easy access and boarding and have taken the Ryndam twice and a RCCL ship also. The Oosterdam was very similar to the Westerdam we took last year and we like the layout of the ship and most common areas on the ... Read more
whalle01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have cruised may times previously and with many different lines. We choose our operator depending upon the itinerary and this was the reason for our first cruise with HAL, although we had heard good reports in the past. This was a ... Read more
Edensmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
Had family going on this trip and tagged along. First impression of the public spaces was that they were clean and freshly done over. My cousins suite on deck 7 was lovely. Completely redone with a stunning bathroom and large deck. My ... Read more
cbhimself
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My qualification for writing this is that I am a four star member of the HAL Mariners group. That is I have accumulated over 250 days on some 25 different cruises. I have also cruised quite a bit with Princess. A few years ago, I had an ... Read more
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Callie28
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate a special birthday and chose to splurge on the Neptune suite experience. We have been fortunate to have taken more than 50 cruises on various lines including crystal, Oceania, princess, and others besides ... Read more
Charlotte T.
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was 14 days continuous, not a back to back which we hate. Also the price was right for a last minute booking. The ship was in very good condition, cabin clean, not too sure I like the new configuration, I ... Read more
bbeachgal
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
101 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have taken this cruise twice already. We like the ports, and it is a 14 day which we enjoy just the right amount of time to get away. We are retired and just go on the cruise to enjoy the pampering we get. The staff on the Oosterdam ... Read more
bigtee907
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just returned from a 14 day Caribbean Cruise which was wonderful. Enjoyed all the ports of call, snorkeled, went diving, hiked, played with Stingrays, explored cities. We really enjoyed the music on the Lincoln Stage Center by the chamber ... Read more
GuyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because we were on the same ship back in October thru the Med. I am getting tired of Holland. The entertainment is lacking and they seem to be nickel and diming for everything after having charged a pretty hefty price ... Read more
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Critic lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have sailed before on different lines and knew what we were searching for -- quiet, mature relaxation. We found it on Holland America. We made a point to search for ships that had no waterslides or theme parks on top. We wanted no ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We arrived in Tampa the evening before the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard downtown.Basically we chose this hotel due to its proximity to the cruise ship and the free shuttle from the hotel to the pier.The room was nice, the ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has been drydocked and ... Read more
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Georgeny
Member Since 2008
21 reviews
317 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had been cruising three to four time annually for many years but have started cutting back. This due to our unhappiness at what cruise experience has become. Less staff, more extra charging, and less service. Recent cruises on RCL ... Read more
mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
264 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
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